ATTRIBUTED TO KATHERINA VAN KNIBBERGEN | A grotto with a mountain stream
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
ATTRIBUTED TO KATHERINA VAN KNIBBERGEN
? 1672 - ? The Hague
A GROTTO WITH A MOUNTAIN STREAM
oil on oak panel
unframed: 23 x 19.5 cm.; 9¼x 7⅝ in.
framed: 33.2 x 29.2 cm.; 13 x 11½ in.
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The single oak panel is uncradled, flat, and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish is thick and discoloured. There is a distinctive network of craquelure consisting of diagonal lines, which are slightly apparent in the sky. Inspection under UV reveals sensitively executed retouchings to the darks of the cave on the left hand side and along the upper margin, as well as scattered in the lighter parts of the landscape center right, and through the waterfall. In overall fair condition.
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Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 July 1979, lot 347, where acquired.
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, pp. 120-23, cat. no. 26, reproduced in colour.