FRANS DE MOMPER | WIDE RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A CHURCH, A WINDMILL AND A MONASTERY, WITH FIGURES RESTING ON A BANK AND FISHING
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
FRANS DE MOMPER
Antwerp 1603 - 1660
WIDE RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A CHURCH, A WINDMILL AND A MONASTERY, WITH FIGURES RESTING ON A BANK AND FISHING
indistinctly signed lower centre: Fdm.
oil on oak panel
unframed: 45.8 x 91.4 cm.; 18 x 36 in.
framed: 66.5 x 112.5 cm.; 26¼ x 44¼ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The horizontal panel join runs through the centre. The paint surface is clean, and the varnish is clear and uneven. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fine line of retouching along the panel join, and small retouchings scattered in the sky, with slightly more concentrated areas just left of centre in the sky, and in the centre of the lower margin. In overall good condition.
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E. Bolton, London, 1927;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 4 July 1927, lot 105, for £60–180s. to Douwes;
With Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam;
With Abels, Cologne, 1938;
With Silvano Lodi, Munich;
Emde collection, Monheim;
With Alfred Brod Gallery, London, 1965;
With Galerie Kurt J. Müllenmeister, Solingen, 1968;
Carl Schünemann, Bremen, 1972, from whom acquired.
Schieder-Schwalenberg, Robert-Koepe-Haus, Inventar der Landschaft. Niederländische Landschaftsschilderungen vom 16. bis 18. Jahrhundert, August 2000, no. 5;
's-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, Panorama op de wereld: het landschap van Bosch tot Rubens, 17 March – 10 June 2001, no. 83;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 141.
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W. Bernt, Die Niederländischen Maler und Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts, Munich 1979, vol. III, reproduced pl. 848;
H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk 1991, pp. 294–95, cat. no. 820, reproduced in colour fig. XLV;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, pp. 174–77, cat. no. 43, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 128, cat. no. 141, reproduced in colour.
Frans de Momper, nephew of Joos de Momper, became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1629. In 1646 he moved to The Hague and was recorded two years later in Haarlem. Here he came into contact with the work of Jan van Goyen and his circle, which was to influence him throughout the rest of his career.