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THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

Philips Wouwerman
CAVALRY ON THE MOVE, A FORTIFICATION UNDER SIEGE BEYOND
Estimate
80,000120,000
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28

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

Philips Wouwerman
CAVALRY ON THE MOVE, A FORTIFICATION UNDER SIEGE BEYOND
Estimate
80,000120,000
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Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale

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Philips Wouwerman
HAARLEM 1619 - 1668
CAVALRY ON THE MOVE, A FORTIFICATION UNDER SIEGE BEYOND
signed lower left with the artist's double monogram: PHS W
oil on single plank oak panel
34 by 47 cm.; 13 3/8 by 18 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Mr. Barez, Paris;
Ange-Laurent la Live de Jully (1725-1779), Paris:
His sale, Paris, Remy, 2-14 May 1770, lot 16, where bought with pendant for 4,001 Francs by Donjeu;
Mr. Dubois:
His sale, Paris, Lebrun, 31 March 1784, lot 41, where bought with pendant for 7,000 Francs by Verrier;
Mr Morel:
His sale and others, Paris, Lebrun, 3 May 1786, lot 64, with pendant (according to the catalogue the sale was postponed from 19 April 1786);
Mrs Bentley, London;
By her Executors sold, London, Christie's, 28 June 1879, for £236 to Lesser;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 27 May 1882, to Corbett;
Arthur Seymour;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 4 July 1896, for £372. 15s to Colnaghi:
with P. & D. Colnaghi, London;
By whom sold on 13 August 1896 for £480 to Sedelmeyer;
With Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris;
By whom sold on 7 March 1903 for £480 to Gates;
John W. Gates, New York;
Thence by descent until sold, New York, Christie's, 13 January 1987, lot 130:
With Heide Hübner, Würzburg, 1987;
From whom acquired by the late husband of the present owner.

Exhibited

Paris, Sedelmeyer, 1897;
Paris, Sedelmeyer, 1901.

Literature

J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné..., vol. I, London 1829, p. 224, no. 79;
C. Blanc, Histoire des peintres de toutes les écoles, Paris 1861-1876, vol. I, p. 165;
C. Sedelmeyer, Catalogue of the Fourth series of 100 Paintings by Old Masters, Paris 1897, no. 47, reproduced;
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., vol II, London 1909, p. 521, no. 822;
B. Schumacher, Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668), vol. 1, p.284, no. A284, reproduced vol. 2, plate 265.

ENGRAVED
By Pierre-Francois Beaumont (1719-1769) entitled "Le Défile de Cavalerie".

Catalogue Note

This is a characteristic atmospheric late Wouwerman, with a smoky sky, painted in warm tones of pink, yellow, grey and brown.  Birgit Schumacher dates it circa 1665.

Like many of Wouwermans' best pictures, this was in a series of collections in Paris in the latter part of the 18th Century, and in particular it formed part of the celebrated cabinet of Lalive de Jully, where it was engraved by Beaumont.  Lalive de Jully (1724-1779) was a financier and a leading collector of his day, who patronized Greuze.  Greuze's portrait of him is in the Kress collection in The National Gallery of Art, Washington.  

Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale

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