Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
Frankenthal 1599 - 1664 Amsterdam
A RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A PEASANT WOMAN FEEDING DUCKS
signed lower left: J Vrselincx.
oil on oak panel
unframed: 27.5 x 37.3 cm.; 10¾ x 11⅝ in.
framed: 37 x 47 cm.; 14½ x 18½ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish only slightly discoloured. The impasto brushwork in the foliage is well-preserved. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals very few, minor spot retouchings. The painting is in overall very good condition.
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Werner Dahl, Düsseldorf;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, 17 October 1905, lot 149, for 155 Dutch florins;
With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, 1965;
F.C. Butôt, Sankt Gilgen, Austria, by 1972;
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 16 November 1993, lot 33, for 55,200 Guilders, when acquired.
Salzburg, Museumpavillon im Mirabellgarten, 12 July – 12 September 1972; Münster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, 26 September 1972 – 14 January 1973, Niederländische Kunst aus dem Goldenen Jahrhundert, unnumbered;
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Hollandse en Vlaamse Kunst uit de 17e eeuw, 16 February – 1 April 1973, unnumbered;
Frankenthal, Erkenbert Museum, Kunst, Kommerz, Glaubenskampf - Frankenthal um 1600, 1995, no. M30;
's-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, Panorama op de wereld: het landschap van Bosch tot Rubens, 17 March – 10 June 2001, no. 79;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 142.
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A. von Wurzbach, Niederländisches Künstler-Lexikon, Vienna and Leipzig, 1906, vol. II, p. 726;
U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler..., vol. III, Leipzig 1926, p. 3;
Niederländisches Kunst aus dem Goldenen Jahrhundert--Gemälde und Zeichnungen im Umkreis grosser Meister aus der Sammlung F.C. Butôt, exh. cat., Salzburg 1972, pp. 154–55;
Hollandse en Vlaamse kunst uit de 17e eeuw: hoogtepunten van minder bekende meesters: schilderijen en tekeningen uit de verzameling F.C. Butôt, exh. cat., Rotterdam 1973, pp. 156–57;
W. Bernt, Die Niederländischen Maler und Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts, Munich 1979, vol. III, reproduced pl. 1279;
L.J. Bol, G. Keyes and F.C. Butôt, Netherlandish paintings and drawings from the collection of F.C. Butôt by little-known and rare masters of the seventeenth century, London 1981, p. 78, cat. no. 22, reproduced in colour;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 3, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2001, pp. 272–75, cat. no. 72, reproduced in colour;
P.H. Janssen et al., Panorama op de wereld: het landschap van Bosch tot Rubens, pp. 169–70, cat. no. 79, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 129, cat. no. 142, reproduced in colour.
Only a handful of paintings by this artist survive, four of which are signed – including the present work. In 1637 he is cited as an appraiser of pictures, but he also practiced another profession, as a wine merchant.