Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER
Antwerp 1610 - 1690 Brussels
MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS
signed with monogram lower center: DT (in ligature) F
oil on oak panel
unframed: 24.8 x 35.4 cm.; 9 6/8 x 13⅞ in.
framed: 43 x 53 cm.; 17 x 20¾ in.
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The bevelled panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish quite discoloured. There are no major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish, underneath which a few retouchings are visible: scattered along the right margin and in the sky, and a more concentrated area in the rocks, lower left, but the work appears in overall good condition.
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Private collection, France;
Private collection, Lugano;
Private collection, New York, 1950 until before 1982;
With Robert Noortman and Brod, Maastricht and New York, from whom acquired in 1982.
New York, Noortman and Brod, 7 – 30 October 1982; Maastricht, Noortman and Brod, 19 November – 11 December 1982, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers the Younger. A loan exhibition of paintings, 1982, no. 38;
Schieder-Schwalenberg, Robert-Koepke-Haus, Wege durch das Land - Inventar der Landschaft. Niederländische Landschaftsschilderungen vom 16. bis 18. Jahrhundert, June – August 2000, no. 9;
‘s-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, Panorama op de wereld. Het landschap van Bosch tot Rubens, 17 March – 10 June 2001, no. 68;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 35.
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M. Klinge, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers the Younger. A loan exhibition of paintings, exh. cat., Bradford 1982, p. 108, cat. no. 38, reproduced;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 2, Genre, Münster/Hamburg/London 1996, p. 226, cat. no. 55, reproduced in colour;
Wege durch das Land - Inventar der Landschaft. Niederländische Landschaftsschilderungen vom 16. bis 18. Jahrhundert, exh. cat., Schwalenberg 2000, cat. no. 9;
P.H. Janssen et al., Panorama op de wereld. Het landschap van Bosch tot Rubens, exh. cat., Zwolle 2001, pp. 163–64, cat. no. 68, reproduced in colour p. 165;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 55, cat. no. 35, reproduced in colour.
The assured brushwork and the highlights on the edges of the rocks and the foliage indicate that this painting belongs to Teniers' Brussels period. Teniers moved to Brussels in 1651 when he became court painter to Archduke Leopold William, Governor of the southern Netherlands.
In depictions of landscapes with peasants resting such as this, Teniers adopts a type of setting developed in the 16th century and propagated by artists such as Joos de Momper the Younger - namely a rocky landscape with a view of a green valley, the 17th century response to the 'world landscapes' of artists such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Joachim Patinir.
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