DANIËL DUPRÉ | VIEW OF THE HEGEREITERBRÜCKE OVER THE WATERFALLS AT PLAUEN, NEAR DRESDEN
800 - 1,200 GBP
Amsterdam 1751 - 1817
VIEW OF THE HEGEREITERBRÜCKE OVER THE WATERFALLS AT PLAUEN, NEAR DRESDEN
Pen and dark brown ink and brown and grey wash over black chalk, within brown ink framing lines;
signed, dated and inscribed, verso: Dl= Du Pré. Delt / 1. Die Neue Brücke. / 2. Die Hegereiter / a Plauen près de Dresde en Saxe 1786.
278 by 365 mm
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C.P. van Eeghen, Senr. (bears his mark, verso, not in Lugt);
by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Korthals Altes-van Eeghen,
by whose heirs sold, via Johan Bosch van Rosenthal, London, July 2002
The Hegereiterbrücke crosses the river Weißeritz, on the south-west outskirts of Dresden. The north end of the bridge is in what used to be the village of Plauen. The bridge, which is the oldest surviving stone bridge in Saxony, was constructed around 1780, and was therefore very new at the time when Dupré drew it. A painting by Dupré of the same view, but with additional staffage (two cows in the river in the foreground, a herder seated on the big rock, and sheep and goats on the bank), was sold at Christie’s, Amsterdam, on 22 November 2013 (lot 203). The painting, which must be based on this drawing, is signed and dated 1812.
In 1786, Dupré won a scholarship from a Haarlem learned society that made it possible for him to travel to Italy for the first time. He stayed there for some five years, making numerous drawings of Italian cities, monuments and above all landscapes, and these motifs provided him with subjects for the rest of his life. This drawing must have been made during the course of his journey south to Italy.