WILLEM VAN DIEST | A RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES IN A ROWING BOAT
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Property from the Collection of Peter Baltzer
WILLEM VAN DIEST
The Hague before 1610 - in or after 1668
A RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES IN A ROWING BOAT
oil on oak panel
unframed: 26.2 x 35 cm.; 10⅝ x 13¾ in.
framed: 41 x 50 cm.; 16⅛ x 19¾ in.
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The single oak panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty, and the varnish is discoloured. The wood grain has become more visible throughout the sky, and inspection under ultraviolet light reveals very fine lines of retouching to disguise its appearance. There are more sparsely scattered fine lines of retouching in the water as well, and a small spot of retouching to a loss just above the centre of the horizon. The painting is in overall fairly good condition and will improve with cleaning and attention to the old restoration.
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Eduardo Moreno de la Pena, Spain;
His sale, Paris, 30 October 1968 (as Salomon van Ruysdael);
Baron Willem van Dedem (1929–2015), London, his red wax seal on the reverse;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam, by 1972, from whom acquired in 1983 for 105,000 Guilders by the mother and step-father of the present owner.
Amsterdam, P. de Boer, Nederland water/land: de relatie tussen land en water in de Nederlandse schilderkunst van 1500 tot nu, Jubileum tentoonstelling, 13 January – 19 February 1972, no. 76.