AELBERT JANSZ. VAN DER SCHOOR | A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS WITH A SONGBOOK IN A LANDSCAPE, THEIR FLOCK BESIDE THEM
AELBERT JANSZ. VAN DER SCHOOR
between 1583-1603 Utrecht after 1672
A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS WITH A SONGBOOK IN A LANDSCAPE, THEIR FLOCK BESIDE THEM
oil on canvas
unframed: 84 x 101.8 cm.; 33⅛ x 40 in.
framed: 102 x 119.3 cm.; 40⅛ x 47 in.
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The painting is lined and the paint surface is clean with a clear varnish. There appear to be no major damages. This is confirmed under ultraviolet light which reveals only few small spots and fine lines of retouching, with one area of more concentrated retouching along the left margin. The painting is in overall very good condition.
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With David David Inc., Philadelphia and New York, 1972 (as Govert Flinck);
Anonymous sale, Nuremberg, D.M. Klinger, 29 November 1975, lot 901 (as Abraham Bloemaert);
Private collection, Germany.
A. McNeil Kettering, The Batavian Arcadia. Pastoral Themes in Seventeenth Century Dutch Art, doctoral diss., University of California, Berkeley 1974, p. 501, reproduced fig. 209 (as anonymous);
A. McNeil Kettering, 'Rembrandt's 'Flute Player': a unique treatment of pastoral', in Simiolus, vol. IX, 1977, pp. 29-30, reproduced fig. 15 (as school of Utrecht);
P. van den Brink (ed.), Het gedroomde land. Pastorale schilderkunst in de Gouden Eeuw, exh. cat., Utrecht 1993, p. 114, note 12;
M. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and His Sons. Paintings and Prints, Doornspijk 1993, vol. I, p. 292, under cat. no. 449 (as ascribed to Van der Schoor);
P. van den Brink, 'Aelbert Jansz. van der Schoor, een Utrechts schilder en zijn werk', in Oud Holland, vol. CVIII, 1994, pp. 37, 40, 46, 56 and 58, cat. no. 23, reproduced p. 38, fig. 1.