Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
PIETER DE NEYN
Leiden 1597 - 1639
LANDSCAPE WITH FISH VENDORS ON THE BEACH
signed and dated lower centre: PNEYN (PN in ligature) 1638
oil on oak panel
unframed: 35.2 x 52.6 cm,; 13⅞ x 20⅞ in.
framed: 51.2 x 69.2 cm.; 20¼ x 27¼ in.
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The bevelled panel is flat and stable, and has four butterfly battens along an old horizontal split. The paint surface is mostly clean and the varnish clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching along the aforementioned horizontal split, just above center. There are small spots of retouching scattered in the sky, and a few in the figures and horses in the foreground, as well as a more concentrated horizontal band in the lower right corner. In overall fine condition.
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 20 June 1989, lot 131;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 13 December 1991, lot 191, when acquired.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 36;
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Gutes böses Geld. Eine Bildgeschichte der Ökonomie, 5 March – 19 June 2016, unnumbered.
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H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 2, Genre, Münster/Hamburg/London 1996, pp. 180–83, 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. 55, cat. no. 36, reproduced in colour;
H. Bündge and L. Heese (eds), Gutes böses Geld. Eine Bildgeschichte der Ökonomie, exh. cat., Bielefeld and New York 2016, reproduced in colour p. 118.
Before becoming interested in painting through his friendship with landscapist Esaias Van de Velde, Pieter de Neyn worked as a mason and sculptor in Leiden. He then trained with Esaias Van de Velde in Haarlem between 1611 and 1617, at which time he also absorbed the influence of the tonal palette and quotidian subject matter of the prolific Jan van Goyen who was also a pupil in Esaisas' studio from 1617–18.
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