Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
GERRIT JANSZ. VAN BRONCKHORST | A classical landscape with a woman and shepherd sitting next to an obelisk and fountain
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
GERRIT JANSZ. VAN BRONCKHORST
Utrecht 1636/8 - 1673
A CLASSICAL LANDSCAPE WITH A WOMAN AND SHEPHERD SITTING NEXT TO AN OBELISK AND FOUNTAIN
signed on the pedestal of the obelisk: G v bronchorst. f:
oil on oak panel
unframed: 47.5 x 36.5 cm.; 18¾ x 14 in.
framed: 56.6 x 45.5 cm.; 22⅛ x 17⅞ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat, and stable, and it is bevelled on three margins. The paint surface is relatively dirty and the thick clear varnish is slightly discoloured. There is some finely patterned craquelure along the right edge that is not too distracting. Some scattered old retouching is visible in the figures and animals in the foreground, such as the calf at lower left and in the face of the seated woman, as well as in the foliage beyond the fountain. Inspection under UV reveals a thick opaque varnish as well as the aforementioned retouches. Additional scattered retouching is visible scattered throughout, for example along the lower and upper margins, around the fountain, in a small area of the lower left sky to address vertical wood grain, and in and around the obelisque, most notably along the upper edge. In overall good condition.
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Nikolaus Baranowsky, Vienna, by 1828 (according to Raupp, see Literature);
Sale, Vienna, 4 February 1828, lot 15 (according to Raupp, see Literature);
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 26 November 1984, lot 22;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 9 November 1998, lot 22, where acquired.
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T. von Frimmel, Lexikon der Wiener Gemäldesammlungen, Munich 1914, vol. I, p. 87;
T. Döring, Studien zur Künstlerfamilie van Bronchorst, Alfter 1993, p. 242, cat. no. C12, reproduced p. 414;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 4, Historien und Allegorien, Münster/Hamburg/London 2010, pp. 80-83, cat. no. 7, reproduced in colour.
Gerrit Jansz. van Bronckhorst was the younger brother of Johannes Jansz. van Bronckhorst, sons of the artist Jan Gerritsz. van Bronckhorst. The brothers travelled to Rome together, where Johannes is documented between 1648 and 1650. This work was clearly inspired by, if not painted in, Italy, and Gerrit would go on to work in the style of Cornelis van Poelenburch, another Utrecht artist active in Rome.