Lot 147
  • 147

Maerten Ryckaert

60,000 - 80,000 USD
112,500 USD
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  • Maerten Ryckaert
  • A panoramic mountainous river landscape with figures on a path, a village and fishermen beyond
  • oil on panel


Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 5 June 2008, lot 14;
There acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

This idyllic panoramic landscape reveals the influence of Paul Bril on Ryckaert's style, whose work Ryckaert would have seen in Rome during his sojourn in Italy between 1605 and 1610.  The present painting, with its gentle diagonals, low horizon, and subtle rendition of light, echoes Bril's work from his late Roman period when the artist had incorporated the classicizing elements of the landscapes of Annibale Carracci and Adam Elsheimer.  The chalky, hazy blues and brilliant emerald greens that dominate this composition are typical of Ryckaert's palette.  Particularly striking here are the deftly rendered figures.

We are grateful to Dr. Luuk Pijl for endorsing the attribution on the basis of images.