The Property of a Lady
JACOB SIBRANDI MANCADAN
Minnertsga 1602 - 1680 Tjerkgaast
TRAVELLERS RESTING IN A LANDSCAPE WITH RUINED BUILDINGS
oil on oak panel
unframed: 41.4 x 54.8 cm.; 16⅜ x 21½ in.
framed: 49.9 x 63 cm.; 19⅝ x 24¾ in.
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The panel is cradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is dirty, and the varnish is discoloured. There are some small losses along all four margins and in the centre of the composition. The ground has become more visible in the sky and in the distant background. Some small, discoloured retouchings are visible scattered in the main cluster of rocks and architecture, to a small area in the ground below the figrues, and scattered in the sky, but inspection under ultraviolet light would appear to confirm that there is little other intervention. The painting is in overall fair condition and will respond well to cleaning and restoration.
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The Dukes of Sutherland, Lancaster House, London and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland;
Thence by descent to the present owner.
Mancadan, a resident of Friesland in the very north of The Netherlands, painted landscapes in a highly distinctive and idiosyncratic style, which may reflect his relative isolation from artistic trends in the larger Dutch cities. His style paraphrases the Dutch Italianates, placing herders and animals in fantastic landscapes which are neither Dutch nor Mediterranean, sometimes with ruins that hint at the antique, often with outsized geological features, the whole lit by a grey northern light.