PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS
PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS
PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS
PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS
PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS
PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

PIETER DE MOLIJN | A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:15,000USD
(38 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


PIETER DE MOLIJN

London 1595 - 1661 Haarlem

A HILLY LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELERS


signed and dated lower center on fence: PMolyn 1654 (PM in ligature)

oil on panel

panel: 15¼ by 24⅛ in.; 38.7 by 61.3 cm.

framed: 22⅝by 31½in.; 57.5 by 80 cm.

Condition Report

The painting consists of a single board that is stable and beveled on all four edges. The panel presents a striking image with the details in the foreground, like the narrowed path, well preserved. Some retouches to the sky have slightly discolored, like a spot at center right. These, along with other scattered finely applied retouchings fluoresce in the background sky. Painting can hang in its current state. Offered in an ebonized frame with a gold inner-liner.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 April 1998, lot 167, for £29,900;

With Lane Fine Art, London;

From whom acquired.

Catalogue Note

When this painting sold at Sotheby’s New York in 1998 (see Provenance) its attribution to Pieter de Molijn was endorsed by Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck on the basis of photographs. Born in London to Flemish parents, Molijn joined the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem in 1616 and became a prominent figure in its administration from 1630-49. Along with Jan van Goyen and Salomon van Ruysdael, Molijn was one of the key figures in the 'tonal phase' of Haarlem landscape painting. These works were characterized by their muted palettes restricted to yellows, browns, and greens, as well as their soft undulated landscape designs representing daily life. Through his accurate depiction of light and shade, which accentuates the motion-filled hill where the carriage travels, Molijn enlivens this depiction of an otherwise quiet scene.


1. See Provenance.

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