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123
Cornelis van Poelenburch
ROMAN RUINS
Estimate
5,0007,000
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123
Cornelis van Poelenburch
ROMAN RUINS
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Cornelis van Poelenburch
UTRECHT 1594/95 - 1667
ROMAN RUINS

Provenance

Alphonse Moulinier (1855-1905), Bédarieux and Toulouse (L.3257)

Catalogue Note

In every aspect of its handling, this previously unknown drawing is extremely comparable to a number of atmospheric studies and views of ancient and modern buildings that Poelenburch executed during his nine-year stay in Rome, from 1617 to 1626.  Particularly close is the fine drawing of An Italian farmhouse on a rocky crag, formerly in the Manning Collection,1 which can in turn be associated with several dated drawings of 1620, such as the view of Tivoli, in the British Museum.2

Poelenburch was a central figure among the first generation of artists from northern Europe who worked in Rome in the earlier part of the 17th century, a group that also included Adam Elsheimer, Paul Bril and Bartholomaeus Breenbergh.  

1.  Sale, New York, Christie's, 27 January 2010, lot 127; A. Chong, 'The drawings of Cornelis van Poelenburgh', Master Drawings, XXV, 1987, p. 28, no. 18
2.  London, British Museum, inv. 1874,0808.17; Chong, op. cit., pp. 5-6, 25, no. 5, repr. fig. 1

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