ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS SAFTLEVEN | A BARN INTERIOR WITH A STILL LIFE WITH KITCHEN UTENSILS IN THE FOREGROUND, TOGETHER WITH A WOMAN AND A CHILD PREPARING FOOD IN THE BACKGROUND, AND A MAN LEANING IN A DOORWAY
Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
ATTRIBUTED TO CORNELIS SAFTLEVEN
Gorinchem 1607 - 1681 Rotterdam
A BARN INTERIOR WITH A STILL LIFE WITH KITCHEN UTENSILS IN THE FOREGROUND, TOGETHER WITH A WOMAN AND A CHILD PREPARING FOOD IN THE BACKGROUND, AND A MAN LEANING IN A DOORWAY
traces of a monogram (?) lower right: S
oil on oak panel
unframed: 37.4 x 45.4 cm.; 14 6/8 x 17 6/8 in.
framed: 48.5 x 56.5 cm.; 19 x 22¼ in.
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The panel is formed of two horizontal planks, which are supported on the reverse with a couple of block battens. There is a line of visible retouching along this join. The paint surface is otherwise fairly clean and the varnish clear and even. The wood grain has become visible throughout. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals little other intervention in addition to the restored panel join, save for a small area of retouching, centre (less than 1cm. square), below the earthenware pot, and a handful of other minor, scattered retouchings in the background. The painting is in overall good condition.
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Private collection, Holland, whence acquired in 1974.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 32 (as Herman Saftleven).
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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. 210–13, cat. no. 51, reproduced in colour (as Herman Saftleven);
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 53, reproduced in colour fig. 32 (as Herman Saftleven).