Lot 103
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Hendrick de Meyer the Younger

10,000 - 15,000 USD
18,750 USD
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  • Hendrick de Meyer the Younger
  • A wooded landscape with ruins and a shepherdess leading her flock 
  • signed and dated lower right on a plank of wood: Hc Meyer: inv: fecit / 1785 
  • oil on panel
  • 12 3/4  by 17 1/2  in.; 32.4 by 44.5 cm. 


Probably, Johann Georg Grambs, Frankfurt (1756-1817);
Probably, thence by bequest to the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 1817 (inv. no. 588, with pendant);
Probably, from whom acquired by Filippo Benucci, Munich, by 1841;
G. Bretweiser;
By whom sold, New York, Sotheby's, 11 June 1981, lot 5; 
There acquired and thence by descent. 


Probably, C.F. Starck, Das Städel'sche Kunst-Institut in Frankfurt am Main dessen Stiftung, Fortgang und gegenwärtiger Zustand, Frankfurt 1819, p. 29, cat. no. 86;
Probably, C.F. Starck, Beschreibung des Staedelschen Kunst-Instituts in Frankfurt
am Main und der bis jetzt daselbst befindlichen Kunstgegenstände, Frankfurt 1823, p. 12, cat. no. 86;
Probably, Verzeichniss der Gemälde-Sammlung des Städelschen Kunstinstituts zu Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt 1830, p. 22, cat. no. 160;
Probably, J. Sander and B. Brinkmann, Niederländische Gemälde vor 1800 in Bedeutenden Sammlungen, vol. 1, Frankfurt 1995, p. 41;
M. Neumeister, Höllandische Gemälde im Städel Museum 1550-1800, vol. III, Petersburg 2010, pp. 283-284, reproduced fig. 316.

Catalogue Note

This is probably the painting formerly recorded as inv. no. 588 in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt that served as a pendant to Hendrik de Meyer's Landscape with ruins, with a flock of sheep, in front of a farmhouse (fig. 1, inv. no. 589).  Although the related painting remains in the Städel Museum today, the present work was likely the one gifted by the museum to Filippo Benucci in 1841, an idea also proposed Neumeister in 2010 (see Literature).1  In addition to being comparable in subject, composition, medium and dimensions, both works are signed and dated in the same manner.

1. Oil on panel, 33 by 44.6 cm, signed and dated lower left: Hc. Meyer: inv: fecit / 1785.