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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Willem Schellinks
A WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS AND FIGURES GATHERING LOGS ON A FROZEN RIVER NEAR A VILLAGE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
154

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Willem Schellinks
A WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS AND FIGURES GATHERING LOGS ON A FROZEN RIVER NEAR A VILLAGE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Willem Schellinks
AMSTERDAM 1623 - 1678
A WINTER LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS AND FIGURES GATHERING LOGS ON A FROZEN RIVER NEAR A VILLAGE

Provenance

Private collection, The Netherlands;
With Klaus Edel, Cologne, 1990, from whom acquired.

Literature

U. Bendix, in E. Mai (ed.), Das Kabinett des Sammlers. Gemälde vom XV. bis XVII. Jahrhundert, Cologne 1993, pp. 233–35, cat. no. 93, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

Diaries and numerous drawings record the extensive travels of the Amsterdam poet and painter Willem Schellinks: in 1646 with Lambert Doomer through France, and from 1661 to 1665 through France, England, Italy, Malta and Germany. In Italy he was admitted to the Schildersbent where he acquired from his fellow Bentvueghels the nickname 'Spits', an allusion to his quick wit and initiative. He was a versatile artist, possibly the only Dutch artist to have painted Italianate subjects both before and after a visit to the South.

The influence of several Italianisti is palpable in his work: Dujardin and Berchem among them, although his paintings show most affinity with Jan Asselijn, who also influenced him in the painting of winter landscapes. The present jewel-like winter scene however is reminiscent of Philips Wouwerman, especially in the depiction of the sky (indeed, an old French inscription on the reverse of the panel reads 'Philippe Wouwerman'). The hill rising beyond the village is in reality most likely a dune.

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