Property from a Private Collection
JACOB SIBRANDI MANCADAN
(Minnertsga 1602 - 1680 Tjerkgaast)
RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE WATERING AND HERDSMEN RESTING ON THE BANK
oil on panel
17½ by 15⅜ in.; 44.5 by 39.1 cm.
The panel is flat, stable, and cradled. A detailed landscape image reads very well under a clear varnish. No areas of loss or repair are visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, a thin horizontal crack running the length of the panel is visible with retouching surrounding it, but this is not visible to the naked eye. Scattered thin lines of retouching are visible throughout the sky as well as two spots in the lower left corner. The figures, animals, and rock formation are mostly untouched. The painting is in overall very good condition and can hang in its present state. Offered in an ebonized wood frame.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Paul Delaroff (1852 - 1913), St. Petersburg;
His sale, Paris, Druout, 27 April - 2 May 1914;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1925;
With Gebroeders Douwes, Amsterdam, 1925 - 1927;
With Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, July 1927;
Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940;
Recovered by the Allies, 1945;
In the custody of the Dutch government;
Restituted to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker, 2006;
By whom sold (Important Old Master Paintings From the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker), London, Christie's, 5 July 2007, lot 11;
Noordwijk to Zee, July-August 1925, no. 24;
Amsterdam, Jacques Goudstikker Gallery, Catalogue des Nouvelles Acquisitions de la Collection Goudstikker, October-November 1927, no. 84;
Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, on loan.
C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in The Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London 1980, p. 252;
Old Master Paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague 1992, p. 187, no. 1577, reproduced.
Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan had an unusual career as an artist: he did not begin painting until middle age, after serving as burgomaster of Franeker from 1637-39 and then of Leeuwarden in 1645. His color palette and subject matter were inspired by the local landscapes of Leeuwarden, where he settled in Siegerswoude.