CORNELIS SYMONSZ. VAN DER SCHALCKE | A DUNE LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS AND GYPSIES RESTING AND CONVERSING
Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
CORNELIS SYMONSZ. VAN DER SCHALCKE
Haarlem 1617 - 1671
A DUNE LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS AND GYPSIES RESTING AND CONVERSING
oil on oak panel
unframed: 33.5 x 55 cm.; 13¼ x 21¾ in.
framed: 48 x 69.5 cm.; 19 x 27¼ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. There are no major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouchings scattered throughout the sky, the main concentration of which is in the upper left margin, and in the upper right corner. The foreground and figures remain relatively untouched. In fair overall condition.
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With Galerie Internationale, The Hague, circa 1930;
H.F. Collings, Surrey;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 1 April 1938, lot 48 (as Van Goyen), for 36 Guineas to Heather;
Christianus Theodorus Franciscus Thurkow (1882–1970), The Hague, by 1963;
Louise Thurkow-van Huffel (1900–87), The Hague, from whom acquired.
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse Landschappen uit de Zeventiende Eeuw, 6 July – 2 September 1963, no. 116.
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L.J. Bol, Holländische Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts, Munich 1982, p. 176, reproduced fig. 169;
H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen. Maler und Zeichner, Doornspijk 1991, p. 388, cat. no. 1085.
Cornelis Symonsz. van der Schalcke was born, worked and died in Haarlem. There are few surviving works, and these are almost all landscapes. His paintings show the influence of Adriaen van Ostade, Pieter Molijn and, later, Van Goyen, Van Ruisdael and Rembrandt, to the extent that they have often been overlooked and mistaken for the work of other artists.
1 See I.Q. Van Regteren Altena, ‘Cornelis Symonsz. Van der Shalcke’, in Oud Holland, vol. XLIII, 1926, pp. 49–61.