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PROPERTY FROM A COLLECTION FORMED BY F.C. BUTÔT

Cornelis Matthieu
AN ANGLER FISHING IN A WOODLAND SETTING, WITH A GENTLEMAN ON HORSEBACK ON THE PATH BESIDE HIM
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A COLLECTION FORMED BY F.C. BUTÔT

Cornelis Matthieu
AN ANGLER FISHING IN A WOODLAND SETTING, WITH A GENTLEMAN ON HORSEBACK ON THE PATH BESIDE HIM
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Cornelis Matthieu
ACTIVE IN VIANEN 1637 - 1656
AN ANGLER FISHING IN A WOODLAND SETTING, WITH A GENTLEMAN ON HORSEBACK ON THE PATH BESIDE HIM

Provenance

Dr J.A. van Dongen (1888–1972), Amsterdam, 1962;
From whom acquired by F.C. Butôt (1906–92), Sankt Gilgen, Austria, by December 1962;
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 16 November 1993, lot 34, where unsold and acquired post-sale.

Exhibited

Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse Landschappen uit de zeventiende eeuw, 6 July – 2 September 1963, no. 77;
Salzburg, Museumpavillon im Mirabellgarten, 12 July – 12 September 1972; Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, 26 September 1972 – 14 January 1973, Niederländische Kunst aus dem Goldenen Jahrhundert;
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Hollandse en Vlaamse Kunst uit de 17e eeuw, 16 February – 1 April 1973.

Literature

Niederländisches Kunst aus dem Goldenen Jahrhundert--Gemälde und Zeichnungen im Umkreis grosser Meister aus der Sammlung F.C. Butôt, exhib. cat., Salzburg 1972, pp. 72–73, reproduced;
Hollandse en Vlaamse kunst uit de 17e eeuw: hoogtepunten van minder bekende meesters: schilderijen en tekeningen uit de verzameling F.C. Butôt, exhib. cat., Rotterdam 1973, pp. 74-75, reproduced;
L.J. Bol, Holländische Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts nahe den grossen Meistern, Brunswick 1973, pp. 14, 169–70, reproduced p. 171, fig. 163;
L.J. Bol & G. Keyes, Netherlandish Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of F.C. Butôt, London 1981, p. 106, cat. no. 36, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

Cornelis Matthieu's paintings are rare, and we know nothing about his training and life, apart from a record of him in Vianen. On the evidence of this picture and a few others, he must have been captivated by the work of Adam Elsheimer, which he might have known via the work of Elsheimer's followers such as Johan König or, more likely, the prints of Elsheimer's amanuensis Hendrick Goudt, who settled in Utrecht, not far from Vianen, upon his return from Rome. Here Matthieu has perfectly captured the elegiac mood of Elsheimer's paintings set in landscapes, adding a Dutch note of weather, with a cloud spilling rain at the top of the picture.

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