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PROPERTY FROM A SCANDINAVIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Cornelis Springer
DUTCH
THE KERKGRACHT IN LEIDEN
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PROPERTY FROM A SCANDINAVIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Cornelis Springer
DUTCH
THE KERKGRACHT IN LEIDEN
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Cornelis Springer
1817 - 1891
DUTCH
THE KERKGRACHT IN LEIDEN
signed and dated C. Springer. f. 1857 lower left; also signed with initials and dated 57 lower right
oil on canvas
50 by 41.5cm., 19¾ by 16¼in.
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Provenance

Purchased by the family of the present owner by the late 19th Century, possibly in Germany; thence by descent

Catalogue Note

The present work is a significant rediscovery in Springer’s oeuvre, having remained unseen in a private collection since early in its history. Painted the same year Springer was awarded gold medal in the Hague for a view of Brielle, the present work transposes that work’s successful composition in a view of Leiden: richly ornamented Dutch Golden Age architecture to the right, soaring church in the distance, and the whole scene lit by warm golden light. Springer exhibited a larger, horizontal version of the present view at the Brussels Exposition générale des Beaux-Arts in 1857.

19th Century European Paintings

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London