View 1 of Lot 148. River landscape with a gentleman on horseback, a drover with cattle, and Tobias and the Angel, beside a fortified building.
View 1 of Lot 148. River landscape with a gentleman on horseback, a drover with cattle, and Tobias and the Angel, beside a fortified building.
148

Attributed to Carel Cornelisz. de Hooch

River landscape with a gentleman on horseback, a drover with cattle, and Tobias and the Angel, beside a fortified building

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property from a European Private Collection

Attributed to Carel Cornelisz. de Hooch

Attributed to Carel Cornelisz. de Hooch

River landscape with a gentleman on horseback, a drover with cattle, and Tobias and the Angel, beside a fortified building

River landscape with a gentleman on horseback, a drover with cattle, and Tobias and the Angel, beside a fortified building

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

11,340

GBP

Property from a European Private Collection

Attributed to Carel Cornelisz. de Hooch

The Hague 1577 - 1638 Utrecht

River landscape with a gentleman on horseback, a drover with cattle, and Tobias and the Angel, beside a fortified building


oil on copper, unframed

unframed: 21.2 x 33.8 cm.; 8 3/8 x 13 1/4 in.

With Nystad, The Hague;
P. van Ommeren collection, Lausanne, before 1970;
Thence by descent.
M. Roethlisberger, Bartholomeus Breenbergh. The Paintings, Berlin and New York 1981, p. 100, cat. no. 300, reproduced (as in the style of Poelenburgh’s Italian works, but by neither Poelenburgh or Breenbergh).

Roethlisberger lists this painting in his chapter 'Imitations', together with two other works on copper of a similar size, in the Galleria Pallavicini, Rome, which he ascribes to the same hand.1 Those paintings have been connected variously with Herman van Swanevelt, Cornelis Poelenburgh, Bartholomeus Breenbergh and Goffredo Wals. Roethlisberger writes that ‘whatever the attribution, they are by one of the Dutch artists active in Rome in the late 1620s.’ Carel (or Charles) Corenlisz. de Hooch moved to Utrecht from Haarlem in 1628, where he was clearly heavily influenced by Poelenburgh and Breenbergh, though it is not known whether he travelled to southern Europe himself.


1 See Roethlisberger 1981, pp. 99-100, cat. nos 298 and 299, reproduced.