Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
Utrecht 1646 - 1726 Schoonhoven near Gouda
LANDSCAPE WITH DIANA AND HER NYMPHS
oil on canvas
unframed: 113 x 149.9 cm.; 44½ x 59 in.
framed: 132 x 168.5 cm.; 52 x 66⅜ in.
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The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is slightly discoloured. The network of craquelure has become more pronounced in the sky. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some retouchings: scattered fine lines and spots in the sky, to reduce the appearance of craquelure; along all four margins; scattered spots in the foreground. There are more notable areas in the rocky path, centre left, and in the dog, lower left. In overall fair condition, which will improve with light cleaning.
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Private collection, England.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 111.
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H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, pp. 76–79, cat. no. 14, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 111, cat. no. 111, reproduced in colour.