ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii
ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii
ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii
ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii
ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii
ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT | View of the Lucano Bridge crossing the Anio River, with the Tomb of the Plautii

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

ADRIAEN VAN EEMONT

Dordrecht 1626/27 - 1662

VIEW OF THE LUCANO BRIDGE CROSSING THE ANIO RIVER, WITH THE TOMB OF THE PLAUTII


signed with monogram lower centre: AVE

oil on oak panel

unframed: 46.6 x 66 cm.; 18⅜ x 26 in.

framed: 63.5 x 83.1 cm.; 25 x 32¾ in.


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Condition Report

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection is available to view at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, 13 – 18 September (weekdays 9am – 4.30pm; weekend 12-5pm).


The panel is formed of a single uncradled plank which is flat and stable. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish slightly discoloured. The warm ground tone has become slightly more visible in some areas of the sky. Inspection under UV light reveals small spot retouchings scattered throughout the sky with a slightly more concentrated area 1 x 2 cm just left of the tower. There are few other scattered spot retouchings in the lower foreground, particularly along the centre of the right margin. There are two more concentrated spots of retouching in the upper tower, each 1 x 1 cm, and in an area at lower left measuring 1 x 2 cm. None of these distracts from the legibility of the image which is bright and ready to hang.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 7 March 1958, lot 151 (as Jan Asselijn), for 280 Guineas to Agnew;

With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, by 1958 (inv. no. 18805; as Jan Asselijn);

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 9 December 1988, lot 44 (as Jan Asselijn);

D. Evelyn L. Joll, London, 1988;

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 October 1997, lot 277, where acquired.

Exhibited

The SØR Rusche Collection has been exhibited extensively over the last two decades. Please click here for further information.

Literature

H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, pp. 68-71, cat. no. 12, reproduced in colour.

Catalogue Note

This view is little changed today - the elegant form of the Ponte Lucano and the remains of the circular Tomb of the Plautii have withstood traffic between Rome and Tivoli since the 1st century BC. Adriaen van Eemont studied under Philips Wouwerman and travelled with Frederik de Moucheron to Lyon, en route to Italy. Van Eemont was influenced by other Dutch Italianate painters, such as Jan Both and Jan Asselijn, for whose work this painting was previously mistaken.

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