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Jan Havicksz. Steen

‘The Dancing Couple’: a terrace with a couple dancing to a pipe and fiddle, peasants eating and merrymaking behind |《雙雙起舞:露台上隨管弦樂跳舞的男女與吃喝玩樂的農民》

Jan Havicksz. Steen

Jan Havicksz. Steen

‘The Dancing Couple’: a terrace with a couple dancing to a pipe and fiddle, peasants eating and merrymaking behind |《雙雙起舞:露台上隨管弦樂跳舞的男女與吃喝玩樂的農民》

‘The Dancing Couple’: a terrace with a couple dancing to a pipe and fiddle, peasants eating and merrymaking behind |《雙雙起舞:露台上隨管弦樂跳舞的男女與吃喝玩樂的農民》

This lot has been withdrawn

The Property of a Private Collector

私人收藏

Jan Havicksz. Steen

楊・哈菲克斯・施特恩

Leiden 1626 - 1679

‘The Dancing Couple’: a terrace with a couple dancing to a pipe and fiddle, peasants eating and merrymaking behind

《雙雙起舞:露台上隨管弦樂跳舞的男女與吃喝玩樂的農民》


signed lower left on the stone slab in imitation of a carving: JSteen (JS in compendium)

款識:藝術家簽名JSteen(左下石板之上摹仿刻字,縮寫JS)

oil on oak panel

油彩橡木板

55.7 x 77.2 cm.; 22 x 30 3/8 in.

55.7 x 77.2 公分;22 x 30 ⅜ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:

 

Jan Steen

‘The Dancing Couple’: a terrace with a couple dancing to a pipe and fiddle, peasants eating and merrymaking behind

 

Oil on panel, in a modern ebonised frame in good condition.

 

The oak support is in a very good preserved condition. It has no joins or deformations. It is shallowly chamfered on three sides only.

 

There is a repaired hairline fracture, 10 cm in length, visible beneath the seated piper on the left; very minimal paint loss is associated.

 

Under u-v light replacement of the slight paint loss along the split can be detected, along with a very minor scattering of retouchings to the bottom of the female dancer’s dress and to the background.

 

The paint layer is in a very well preserved original condition.

 

The bravura brushwork through the sketchily applied medium is plain to see and the fine details to the faces and delicate tendrils of the vines are intact.

 

Chromatic integrity is maintained and the tonal contrast throughout, but particularly to the fabrics, is unadulterated.

 

Marginal tonal improvement would be gained from removal of the varnish.

 

The painting presents very well.


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This lot has been withdrawn from the sale.

Pieter de la Court van der Voort, Leiden (1665–1739);

His deceased sale, Amsterdam, Slagregen, 26 August 1772, lot 6, to Fouquet for 215 florins;

Pierre Fouquet Jr (a ‘marchand d'estampes’);

His deceased sale, Amsterdam, Van der Schley, 13–14 April 1801, lot 66, for 265 guilders to La Fontaine;

Possibly Mr Wilkinson, Gloucester Place, London;

Anonymous sale, (‘The Property of a Gentleman, Deceased. Removed from his late residence in Gloucester Place’), possibly Mr Wilkinson (according to Westrheene, see Literature), London, Christie's, 25 April 1828, lot 110, for £114 9s to Emmerson (as ‘The Wedding Day’);

Presumably with Thomas Emmerson, London;

Charles Brind, by 1832;

His deceased sale, London, Christie's, 12 May 1849, lot 67, for £109 4s. to W. Theobald (as ‘the Painter and his family merrymaking at the wedding of his daughter’);

Thomas Capron, London;

His sale, London, Christie's, 3 May 1851, lot 80, for 190 guineas to Lightfoot (as ‘Jan Steen's wedding’);

M. Schneider (‘President du corps legislatif’), Paris;

His deceased sale, Paris, Pillet & Escribe, Hôtel Drouot, 6–7 April 1876, lot 36, for 7,000 francs to Jacobi;

Duchesse de Brissac, Paris, by 1958; 

With Richard Green, London, 1996;

Private collection;

Anonymous sale ('Property from an Important European Private Collection'), London, Sotheby's, 4 July 2007, lot 36 (for £1.7m/$3.4m); 

Acquired at the above sale by Noortman Master Paintings, Maastricht (One Hundred Master Paintings, 2007, pp. 318–23, no. 73, reproduced);

From whom acquired by the present collector in 2007.

J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné..., London 1833, p. 50, under no. 150;

T. van Westrheene, Jan Steen: Étude sur l'Art en Hollande, The Hague 1856, p. 120, no. 90 (as in the collection of Charles Brind; it had however been sold in his deceased sale, 1849, see Provenance);

C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., London 1908, vol. I, p. 128, no. 479, p. 152, no. 585, p. 169, under no. 646, p. 172, under no. 655;

A. Graves, A Century of Loan Exhibitions 1813–1912, vol. III, London 1914, p. 1255;

Jan Steen: Tentoonstelling georganiseerd door de Stichting Johan Mauritz van Nassau, exh. cat., Mauritshuis, The Hague, 20 December 1958 – 15 February 1959, no. 18, reproduced plate 18 (with incorrect dimensions: 59 x 37 cm).;

K, Braun, Jan Steen: Alle tot nu Toe Bekende Schilderijen, Rotterdam 1980, p. 111, no. 181, reproduced;

B. Broos et al., Great Dutch Paintings from America, exh. cat., Zwolle 1990, p. 422, reproduced fig. 3, p. 423, n. 27 (with dimensions listed incorrectly as 59 x 37 cm., as location unknown, and listed as a copy but known only from an old photograph);

A. K. Wheelock, in H. Perry Chapman et al., Jan Steen: Painter and Storyteller, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, 28 April – 17 August 1996; and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 21 September 1996 – 12 January 1997, p. 165, n. 3 (with incorrect dimensions: 59 x 37 cm);

W. Kloek, Jan Steen (1626–1679), Amsterdam 2005, p. 55, reproduced p. 56, fig. 49.

ENGRAVED

By Milius, Paris, published by 1876

London, British Institution, Catalogue of Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and English Masters, July 1832, no. 161 (as ‘The marriage of Jan Steen's Daughter’), where lent by Charles Brind Esq.;

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Danses et Divertissements, 1948–49, no. 198;

The Hague, Mauritshuis, Jan Steen: Tentoonstelling georganiseerd door de Stichting Johan Mauritz van Nassau, 20 December 1958 – 15 February 1959, no. 18, reproduced pl. 18, where lent by the Duchesse de Brissac (with incorrect dimensions: 59 x 37 cm.).