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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRA

Jan Siberechts
PASTORAL LANDSCAPE WITH A SHEPHERDESS ON A DONKEY CARRYING A BASKET OF FLOWERS, AND FORDING A STREAM WITH A VILLAGE IN THE DISTANCE AND WITH A CHURCH, ALMOST CERTAINLY EDENSOR, NEAR CHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE
Estimate
250,000350,000
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64

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRA

Jan Siberechts
PASTORAL LANDSCAPE WITH A SHEPHERDESS ON A DONKEY CARRYING A BASKET OF FLOWERS, AND FORDING A STREAM WITH A VILLAGE IN THE DISTANCE AND WITH A CHURCH, ALMOST CERTAINLY EDENSOR, NEAR CHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE
Estimate
250,000350,000
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Jan Siberechts
ANTWERP 1627 - CIRCA 1703 LONDON
PASTORAL LANDSCAPE WITH A SHEPHERDESS ON A DONKEY CARRYING A BASKET OF FLOWERS, AND FORDING A STREAM WITH A VILLAGE IN THE DISTANCE AND WITH A CHURCH, ALMOST CERTAINLY EDENSOR, NEAR CHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE
signed and dated on the stone lower right: J. Siberechts / 1683
oil on canvas
52 3/4  by 48 1/16  in.; 134 by 122 cm. 
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Provenance

T. Jefferson, London;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 8 July 1929, lot 72;
With Asscher and Welcher, London;
Paul Larsen, London;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 15 November 1950, lot 80;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Private Collector'), New York, Christie's, 11 January 1989, lot 129;
There purchased by the present collector. 

Literature

T.H. Fokker, Jan Siberechts, Brussels 1931, pp. 52, 74, and 98, reproduced, plate 38;
J. Harris, The Artist and the Country House, London 1979, p. 47.

Catalogue Note

Jan Siberechts arrived in England from Flanders in 1673, under the aegis of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, and at once attracted notable patrons, no doubt owing to his well-established reputation among the Flemish elite. His new English patrons included the Duke of Lauderdale (for whom he probably painted a large panorama of the Thames from Richmond Hill), Sir Thomas Thynne and Sir Thomas Willoughby. Willoughby commissioned magnificent prospects of Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire, and also a very similar view to the present composition looking towards Henley which is dated 1693. Though it has been suggested previously that Siberechts never painted so far north as Derbyshire, it is clear that he did, owing to drawings made by Siberechts around Chatsworth, as well period extant invoices between he and the then Duke of Devonshire, and most compelling of all a magnificent painting depicting Chatsworth from the East (circa 1703; fig. 1), acquired this year by the Chatsworth House Trust. The depicted Church here almost certainly represents Edensor, near the grounds of Chatsworth. Though the structure which would have been known to Siberechts was torn down in the 19th century for a larger Victorian structure, a circa 1860 photo of the church in its original form does strongly resemble the painted structure shown here. 

An inferior version of this painting, formerly at Finedon Hall, Northamptonshire, was sold London, Sotheby's, 13 July 1994, lot 93. Another horizontal version, dated 1684, was formerly in a German private collection. 

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