CIRCLE OF ADRIAEN BROUWER | A farmer resting on a bench in a landscape
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
CIRCLE OF ADRIAEN BROUWER
A FARMER RESTING ON A BENCH IN A LANDSCAPE
oil on oak panel
unframed: 13.1 x 9.8 cm.; 5¼ x 3⅞ in.
framed: 21.3 x 17.7 cm.; 8⅜ x 7 in.
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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 bevelled panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty with a clear varnish. There are discoloured visible retouchings scattered in the sky as well as in the figures face and to a scratch in his hat. Inspection under ultra violet light confirms these and reveals further scattered retouchings along the vertical wood grain. In overall fair condition.
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H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 2, Genre, Münster/Hamburg/London 1996, pp. 74-77, cat. no. 16, reproduced in colour (as Follower of Adriaen Brouwer);
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M.J. Bok et al, At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 72, cat. no. 55, reproduced in colour (as Circle of Adriaen Brouwer).
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 55.
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The artist of the present painting clearly drew inspiration from Adriaen Brouwer. This small panel bears similarities in composition and handling to two works by Brouwer in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, one depicting a peasant with a bird,1 and another a peasant with a dog.2