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155

Workshop of Jacob Ochtervelt

Figures in an interior with a grape-seller at the door

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Property from a Swedish Private Collection

Workshop of Jacob Ochtervelt

Workshop of Jacob Ochtervelt

Figures in an interior with a grape-seller at the door

Figures in an interior with a grape-seller at the door

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Property from a Swedish Private Collection

Workshop of Jacob Ochtervelt

Rotterdam 1634 - 1682 Amsterdam

Figures in an interior with a grape-seller at the door


oil on canvas

unframed: 80.7 x 61 cm.; 31 3/4 x 24 in.

framed: 109.5 x 89 cm.; 43 1/8 x 35 in.

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish is discoloured. There is some frame abrasion visible around the margins and a handful of small paint losses upper centre and in the floor to the right of the dog. The paint surface is slightly flattened. Inspection under ultraviolet light is almost entirely impeded by the varnish which fluoresces green and opaque. A handful of very minor pin-prick retouchings are visible in the upper right quadrant, and some pin-pricks appear to be scattered in parts of the figures' drapery, but these are very hard to make out. The painting is in overall fairly good condition.


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Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere (1868-1940), London, 1932;
His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 19 December 1941, lot 89 (as Ochtervelt);
With Dr. F. Drey, London, before 1946;
Gösta Stenman, Stockholm, 1947;
Thence by descent until sold, Stockholm, Stockholms Auktionsverk, 10 December 2019, lot 2476 (as Attributed to Ochtervelt);
Where acquired by the present owner.
P.G. Konody, Works of Art in the Collection of the Viscount Rothermere, London 1932, cat. no. 53, reproduced pl. 53 (as Ochtervelt);
G. Stenman, Gamla Tiders Mästare, Stockholm 1947, p. 22, cat. no. 48, reproduced pl. 26 (as Ochtervelt);
S.D. Kuretsky, The Paintings of Jacob Ochtervelt (1634-1682), Oxford 1979, p. 76, cat. no. 54-A, reproduced fig. 131 (as a copy of the Hermitage painting, location unknown).

This is a reduced variant of Ochtervelt's signed and dated canvas from 1669 (81 x 66.5 cm.), today in the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg (inv. no. 951);1 its signed pendant depicting a Fish Seller is also in the Hermitage (inv. no. 952),2 of which a cropped variant also exists (formerly with Schlichte Bergen, Amsterdam).3


Jacob Ochtervelt was born in Rotterdam, but like his fellow townsman Pieter de Hooch, studied painting in Haarlem with Nicholas Berchem. He probably entered the studio shortly after Berchem returned from Italy in 1646, and his earliest paintings reflect the Italianate influences of his teacher. However, by 1660 he had focused on the genre scenes that made him one of Rotterdam's leading artists in the field and for which he is most famous today. The majority of his works depict contemporary scenes of well-to-do citizens in comfortable interiors, and reflect the influence of Frans van Mieris and the Leiden school.


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2 https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/40432

S.D. Kuretsky, The Paintings of Jacob Ochtervelt (1634-1682), Oxford 1979, p. 77, cat. no. 55-A, reproduced fig. 133.