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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Eglon Hendrick van der Neer
Amsterdam circa 1634 - 1703 Düsseldorf
PASTORAL LANDSCAPE
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 20,400 USD
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Eglon Hendrick van der Neer
Amsterdam circa 1634 - 1703 Düsseldorf
PASTORAL LANDSCAPE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 20,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Eglon Hendrick van der Neer
Amsterdam circa 1634 - 1703 Düsseldorf
AMSTERDAM CIRCA 1634 - 1703 DÜSSELDORF
PASTORAL LANDSCAPE
signed bottom left E. H. van...
oil on copper
4 5/8 by 6 1/4 in.; 11.8 by 16 cm.
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Provenance

With Hazlitt, London, October, 1967;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, March 14, 1975, lot 124, to Albers;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam, from whom purchased in 1987 by
Henry H. Weldon, New York, and thence by descent.

Exhibited

New Orleans, Museum of Art, In The Eye of the Beholder: Northern Baroque Paintings from the Collection of Henry H. Weldon, 1997, no. 34;
Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, An Eye for Detail, 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection of Henry H. Weldon, 1999, p. 75, no. 33.

Literature

N. Minty, In The Eye of the Beholder: Northern Baroque Paintings from the Collection of Henry H. Weldon, exhibition catalogue, New Orleans 1997, no. 34;
N. Minty and J. Spicer, An Eye for Detail, 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection of Henry H. Weldon, exhbition catalogue, Baltimore 1999, no. 33.

Catalogue Note

The present, highly refined painting on copper is an excellent example of the type of landscape which Eglon van der Neer painted late in life. After he had settled in Brussels in 1680, he started to concentrate on depicting biblical and mythological scenes set in landscapes. His first real landscapes, without the addition of mythological or biblical staffage figures, date from the early 1690s. Van der Neer’s landscapes betray a remarkable stylistic variation. One of his main inspirational sources was the German painter Adam Elsheimer, whose style he imitated in this painting, which can be securely dated between 1690 and 1698, after which date van der Neer became court painter to John William Elector Palatine in Düsseldorf.

We are grateful to Mr. Eddy Schavemaker for providing the cataloguing for this lot.  This painting will be included in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist.

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