FRANS DE HULST | RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS, AND FIGURES IN A ROWING BOAT WITH A FISHING NET
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Property from the Collection of Peter Baltzer
FRANS DE HULST
Haarlem circa 1610 - 1661
RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FARM BUILDINGS, AND FIGURES IN A ROWING BOAT WITH A FISHING NET
oil on oak panel, oval
unframed: 45 x 62 cm.; 17¾ x 24⅜ in.
framed: 57 x 74 cm.; 22½ x 29 in.
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The oval panel is formed of two horizontal planks, which are supported on the reverse with block battens. This join, and a fine line of associated retouching is visible on the front of the panel to the naked eye. The paint surface is otherwise relatively clean and the varnish rather discoloured. A tiny retouching is visible in the centre of the foremost tree, but the brushwork in the foliage is very well-preserved. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms the aforementioned line of retouching and small spot in the tree, and further reveals small spots and fine lines scattered in the sky. Small retouchings are also visible in the cottages, centre and centre right, as well as to a patch below the bridge, 1x1 cm. The painting is in overall good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Anonymous sale, The Hague, Van Marle & Bignell, 17 December 1964, lot 100;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam, by 1970, from whom acquired in 1989 for 45,000 Deutschmarks by the mother and step-father of the present owner.