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178
Herman van Swanevelt
WOODED LANDSCAPE
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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178
Herman van Swanevelt
WOODED LANDSCAPE
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Herman van Swanevelt
WOERDEN CIRCA 1600 - 1655 PARIS
WOODED LANDSCAPE

Pen and brown ink and wash and point of the brush and gray wash  within brown ink framing lines;
bears somewhat indistinct inscription, in brown ink, upper right:  di io giorno  di S.Lorenzo 1648 al Cornato / ..nerelli (?)
and bears attribution in pencil, versoClaude Lorrain


223 by 333 mm; 8 3/4 by 13 1/8 in
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 30 March 1976, lot 49 (as 'Trees in the Forest of Camaldoli')

Literature

A. C. Steland, Herman van Swanevelt, 2 vols., Petersberg 2010, no. Z 2, 64, pl. Z 164

Catalogue Note

The significance of the inscription (of which Steland was unaware)unfortunately remains unclear.  GIven that it is written in Italian, but dates from several years after Swanevelt left Italy for Paris, it is unlikely that it is in his hand.  Perhaps it records the gift of the drawing from one collector to another. 

In terms of the handling of details, this very spontaneous and appealing drawing can be compared with the somewhat more formally composed Mercury and Argus and Pan and Syrinx, both in the British Museum, the former a study for one of Swanevelt's etchings, the latter signed.1

1.  Steland, op. cit., nos.  Z 1, 33, Z 1, 32, respectively

Old Master Drawings

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