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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Dutch School, 17th Century
A STREAM THROUGH A GORGE
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Dutch School, 17th Century
A STREAM THROUGH A GORGE
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Dutch School, 17th Century
A STREAM THROUGH A GORGE
Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash, over traces of black chalk;
bears old attribution on the mount, lower centre: Paul Bril.
280 by 384 mm; 11 by 15 1/8  in
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Provenance

Jonathan Richardson Senior (L.2184);
William Young Ottley,
his sale, London, T. Philipe, 6-23 June 1814, lot 224, for £4.4;
Benjamin West (L.419);
Emile Wolf, New York,
thence by descent

Catalogue Note

This grand and atmospheric drawing must be by an artist from the generation following Paulus Bril.  There are certain similarities in the handling of the pen and the combination of broad, flat washes in both brown and gray ink, with the drawings of Guilliam du Gardijn (circa 1597-after 1647), whose style has been identified through the publications of Marijn Schapelhouman and Peter Schatborn.1  Du Gardijn seems to have travelled to Italy in the 1620s, around the same time as Cornelis Poelenburch and Bartholomeus Breenbergh.  Almost all his known drawings are, however, signed.2

1. M. Schapelhouman, 'Tekeningen van Guilliam dú Gardijn,' in Vouwblad Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 1995, pp.  4-7; P. Schatborn, Drawn to Warmth, 17th-century Dutch artists in Italy, Amsterdam 2001, pp. 74-6

2. See, for example, the drawing, also formerly in the Emile Wolf Collection, sold London, Sotheby's, 5 July 2017, lot 130

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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