ATTRIBUTED TO PIETER DE NEYN | A WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH A COTTAGE AND FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND, A PATH THAT EXTENDS BEYOND
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTOR SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
ATTRIBUTED TO PIETER DE NEYN
Leiden 1597 - 1639
A WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH A COTTAGE AND FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND, A PATH THAT EXTENDS BEYOND
oil on panel
panel: 11⅜ by 17¼ in.; 28.9 by 43.8 cm.
framed: 16½ by 22⅜ in.; 41.9 by 56.8 cm.
The panel consists of one board that is uncradled, flat and stable. Underneath an old varnish a decorative image reads well with its paint surface well preserved. There is minimal frame abrasion in the right edge, closer to the bottom edge. Inspection under UV reveals very minimal pin dots of retouching in the ceiling of the barn and on the foliage at center and the haystack at right. It is possible that there could be an older campaign of retouching, but further reading is impeded due to its dirty varnish. The painting could benefit from a light clean and freshened varnish. Offered in a wood frame with a gold inner liner.
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We are grateful to Fred Meijer for suggesting the attribution to Pieter de Neyn on the basis of photographs. He dates the work to circa 1630.