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PROPERTY FROM THE SØR RUSCHE COLLECTION

Jacob van Mosscher
A COUPLE RESTING BENEATH TALL TREES ON THE BANK OF A POND
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM THE SØR RUSCHE COLLECTION

Jacob van Mosscher
A COUPLE RESTING BENEATH TALL TREES ON THE BANK OF A POND
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 GBP
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Jacob van Mosscher
ACTIVE IN HAARLEM 1635 - 1645
A COUPLE RESTING BENEATH TALL TREES ON THE BANK OF A POND
signed lower left: J van Mocher 
oil on oak panel
47.4 x 63.2 cm.; 18 5/8  x 24 7/8  in.
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Provenance

L.R. Maconochie Welwood, Kirknewton, Midlothian;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 30 July 1947, lot 168 (to Asscher);
With Duits Ltd, London;
With Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam, after 1951;
F.C. Butôt (1906–92), Sankt Gilgen, Austria, by 1954;
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 16 November 1993, lot 18, for 207,000 Dutch Guilders, when acquired.

Exhibited

Delft, Stedelijk Museum 'Het Prinsenhof', Kersttentoonstelling, 21 December 1952 – 1 February 1953, no. 48;
Amsterdam, Gebr. Douwes, Annual Art Fair Exhibition, 1955, no. 45;
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse Landschappen uit de zeventiende eeuw, 6 July – 2 September 1963, no. 86;
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;
Munich, Sotheby’s, A selection of paintings and drawings from the Collection of F.C. Butôt, June 1989;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 140;
Osnabrück, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Schöne Landschaft - Bedrohte Natur: Alte Meister im Dialog mit zeitgenössischer Kunst. Landschaftsbilder aus der SØR Rusche Sammlung Oelde/Berlin, 9 June – 13 October 2013;
Nuremberg, Auf AEG, Gute Kunst? Wollen!, 19 September – 17 October 2015.

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. 86–87, 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. 88–89, reproduced;
L.J. Bol, Holländische Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts nahe den grossen Meistern, Brunswick 1973, p. 201, reproduced p. 202, fig. 195;
L.J. Bol & G. Keyes, Netherlandish Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of F.C. Butôt, London 1981, p. 110, cat. no. 38, reproduced;
L. Bol, Die holländische Marinemalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts : nahe den grossen Meistern; Landschaften und Stilleben, Munich 1982, p. 201, reproduced in black and white p. 202, fig. 195;
I.F. Fecher, 'The Butôt Collection, Sotheby's Exhibition in Munich', Weltkunst, no. 59, 1989, cat. no. 12, pp. 1767–68;
H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk 1991, p. 323, cat. no. 899/A16, reproduced;
L.J. Bol & G. Keyes, Netherlandish Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of F.C. Butôt, London 1981, pp. 180–83, cat. no. 45, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M.J. Bok et al, At Home in the Golden Age, exhib. cat., Zwolle 2008, pp. 8, 127, cat. no. 140, reproduced in colour.

Catalogue Note

This is a highly characteristic picture by Mosscher, whose sparse monochromatic landscape paintings (and his few drawings) nearly always include a thick clump of massed trees dominating one half of the composition. As in many of his landscapes, the figures here were painted by Mosscher's Haarlem townsman Isack van Ostade (1621–1649).

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