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Pieter Molijn
THREE WAGONS ON A COUNTRY ROAD
Estimate
12,00018,000
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89
Pieter Molijn
THREE WAGONS ON A COUNTRY ROAD
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Pieter Molijn
LONDON 1595 - 1661 HAARLEM
THREE WAGONS ON A COUNTRY ROAD
Black chalk and gray wash within black chalk and pen and brown ink framing lines;
signed and dated in black chalk, upper right: PMolyn. (PM in monogram) / 1654
145 by 191 mm; 5 3/4  by 7 1/2  in
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Provenance

Edward Habich,
his sale, Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 27 April 1899, lot 462;
J. Rump, Copenhagen,
his sale, Berlin, Amsler and Ruthart, 25 May 1908, lot 346;
with Dr E.W. Kornfeld, Bern,
sale, Bern, Kornfeld, 8 June 1966, lot 215, purchased by the present owners

Exhibited

Ingelheim, Holländische Zeichnungen des 17. Jahrhunderts, 1964, no. 54, illustrated

Literature

H.-U. Beck, Pieter Molyn 1595 - 1661, Katalog der Handzeichnungen, Doornspijk, 1998, p. 121, no. 219, reproduced

Catalogue Note

This beautifully preserved drawing is an excellent example of Molijn's assured draughsmanship of the 1650s.  His mastery of of black chalk allows him to create the perfect balance of light and shade, creating believable winding landscapes that he enlivens with pockets of daily life, as seen here with his inclusions of figures walking up hill to the right and a horse and cart making its way along the road on the left.

The 1650s were Molijn's most prolific and inventive period, when he produced a large number of very complete atmospheric drawings such as this, representing mountain, river and dune landscapes, winter scenes, peasant markets and other subjects with great liveliness and variety.

For another drawing by Molijn, see lot 97.

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