Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
CORNELIS VAN POELENBURGH
Utrecht 1594/95 - 1667
THE HOLY FAMILY WITH SAINT ELIZABETH AND SAINT JOHN IN A PASTORAL LANDSCAPE
signed lower left: C.P.
oil on oak panel, with an unidentified collector's red wax seal on the reverse
unframed: 30 x 38.5 cm.; 11⅞ x 15¼ in.
framed: 46 x 55 cm.; 18⅛ x 21⅝ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals spot retouching scattered in the sky mostly in the clouds upper left, a few fine lines of strengthening in the trees, center, and in the Virgin's blue cloak, and a more concentrated spot in the lamb to the right of Saint John the Baptist. In overall good condition.
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Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 26 November 1970, lot 104;
F.C. Butôt, Sankt Gilgen, Austria;
From whom acquired.
Rotterdam, Kunsthalle, Jezus in de Gouden Eeuw, 9 September 2000 – 7 January 2001, unnumbered;
Rotterdam, Kunsthalle, At home in the Golden Age, 9 February 2008 – 18 May 2008, no. 50;
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. 74.
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N.C. Sluijter-Seijffert, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Enschede 1984, p. 233, cat. no. 89;
A. Blankert et al., Jezus in de Gouden Eeuw, exh. cat., Zwolle and Rotterdam 2000, p. 73, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 69, cat. no. 50, reproduced;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 4, Historien und Allegorien, Münster/Hamburg/London 2010, pp. 338–341, cat. no. 56, reproduced in colour;
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. 115, cat. no. 74, reproduced in colour.