FOLLOWER OF AERT VAN DER NEER | MOONLIT RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH BOATS, FISHERMAN AND COWS
Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art
FOLLOWER OF AERT VAN DER NEER
MOONLIT RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH BOATS, FISHERMAN AND COWS
oil on canvas
canvas: 16 ⅝ by 20 ¼ in.; 42.2 by 51.5 cm.
framed: 22 by 25½ in.; 55.9 by 64.8 cm.
This painting has a mid-20th century relining which is effective. Painting is quite dirty under a dirty yellowed and dry varnish. Overall the paint layer is reasonably intact with some darkening in the browns as is typical of a picture painted in this manner. Details in the clouds, moonlights and reflections, which are the main subject of the painting, are well retained. Under UV this is difficult to read, but there seem to be a few touches here and there. No major damages are visible. Offered in a modern gilt molding frame.
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Catherine M. Van Dyke;
By whom gifted to the San Diego Museum of Art, June 1992 (inv. no. 1992.24).