EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley
EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley
EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley
EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley
EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley
EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER | Wooded landscape with two hunters at the entrance to a valley

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

EGLON HENDRICK VAN DER NEER

Amsterdam circa 1634 - 1703 Düsseldorf

WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH TWO HUNTERS AT THE ENTRANCE TO A VALLEY


signed with monogram lower left: EH

oil on oak panel

unframed: 22 x 20.4 cm.; 8⅝ x 8⅛ in.

framed: 33.5 x 30.5 cm.; 13¼ x 12 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 bevelled panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The varnish is marginally discoloured but evenly applied. There are losses at the lower right and upper right corners, but no further major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals very little intervention. The varnish fluoresces opaque however so perhaps a few earlier, small retouchings should be assumed - but the painting is in seemingly very good condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired for the present collection during the 1970s.

Exhibited

Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 18 (as Attributed to Eglon Hendrik van der Neer). 


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Literature

H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, pp. 198-201, cat. no. 50, reproduced in colour (as Attributed to Eglon Hendrik van der Neer);

W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et alAt Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 45, cat. no. 18, reproduced in colour (as Attributed to Eglon Hendrik van der Neer).

Catalogue Note

This small wooded landscape by Eglon Hendrick van der Neer may now be recognised as one of the artist's earliest known works. Likely dating to the second half of the 1650s, as also suggested by the costume of the figures in the foreground, it may have been painted when Van der Neer was living in Orange in the South of France, where from 1655-58 he served as court painter to the Dutch governor of the principality. The young artist could have brought the small oak panel support with him from his hometown of Amsterdam, where he trained with his father, the landscape artist Aert van der Neer, as well as the history painter Jacob van Loo. 


In this youthful composition, Van der Neer seems to have drawn inspiration from the Italianate landscapes of other Northern artists of the period, such as Dick Verhaert and Pieter Anthonisz. van Groenewegen. Even at this early stage in his career, he has incorporated a number of characteristic details that he would use throughout his career. In addition to his lively palette and notable attention to detail, Van der Neer has placed a lonely traveller toting a heavy pack in the middle-ground to further highlight the recession of space. A similar traveller appears in his late landscape illustrating Semiramis Receiving the Crown from the Assyrian King Ninus (1694) that is today in a private collection.1   


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