Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
CIRCLE OF JAN PORCELLIS
FISHING VESSELS IN CHOPPY WATERS
possibly indistinctly signed with monogram on the stock of the rudder
oil on oak panel
unframed: 28.5 x 43.5 cm.; 11¼ x 17⅛ in.
framed: 42 x 57.4 cm.; 16½ x 22½ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable, with horizontal old tape supports on the reverse, adhered to what appear to be old hairline cracks, running from the left and right margins. The paint surface is secure and stable with a clear and even varnish, and there are no major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals scattered retouchings throughout the sky, mostly to disguise the horizontal panel grain, and a minor degree of wear. There is a horizontal line of retouching in the right margin to the aforementioned restored horizontal crack. The painting is otherwise in good overall condition and the sea, boats and figures remain relatively untouched.
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Private collection, Switzerland;
Carl Schünemann, Bremen, from whom acquired in 1978.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 21 (as Porcellis);
Hamburg, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Die Geburt des Kunstmarktes. Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen und die Künstler des Goldenen Zeitalters, 23 September 2017 – 7 January 2018, no. 35 (as Porcellis).
The SØR Rusche Collection has been exhibited extensively over the last two decades. Please click here for further information.
J. Briels, Vlaamse schilders in de Noordelijke Nederlanden in het begin van de Gouden Eeuw 1585–1630, Haarlem 1987, p. 417, reproduced in colour p. 421, fig. 556 (as attributed to Pieter Stalpaert);
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, p. 216, cat. no. 55, reproduced in colour (as Porcellis);
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 46, cat. no. 21, reproduced in colour (as Porcellis);
F.W. Kaiser and M. North, Die Geburt des Kunstmarktes. Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen und die Künstler des Goldenen Zeitalters, exh. cat., Munich 2017, p. 66, cat. no. 35, reproduced in colour (as Porcellis).