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113
Cornelis Saftleven
HERDERS AND THEIR ANIMALS IN A LANDSCAPE BESIDE A CASTLE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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113
Cornelis Saftleven
HERDERS AND THEIR ANIMALS IN A LANDSCAPE BESIDE A CASTLE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Cornelis Saftleven
GORINCHEM 1607 - 1681 ROTTERDAM
HERDERS AND THEIR ANIMALS IN A LANDSCAPE BESIDE A CASTLE
Point of the brush and grey wash over black chalk, within black chalk framing lines, on vellum;
signed with monogram and dated in black chalk, lower right:  CSL 1661.
280 by 309 mm
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Provenance

Marquis de Lagoy (L.1710);
sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 3 March 1976, lot 188

Literature

Wolfgang Schulz, Cornelis Saftleven, Berlin/New York 1978, p. 178, no. 458

Catalogue Note

Drawings on vellum are rare in Saftleven's work, but he was a highly original artist, and it is not surprising to find him experimenting with an unusual technique.  Quite a number of 17th-century Dutch artists occasionally made rather finished landscapes on vellum, presumably to be sold; a work of this type by Adriaen van de Velde was recently sold in New York.1

1. Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 25 January 2017, lot 133

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