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Sold Without Reserve | MICHIEL CARRÉE | A LANDSCAPE WITH COWS, SHEEP AND A RESTING HERDSMAN

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Property from the Estate of Emile Wolf, Sold Without Reserve

Sold Without Reserve | MICHIEL CARRÉE | A LANDSCAPE WITH COWS, SHEEP AND A RESTING HERDSMAN

Sold Without Reserve | MICHIEL CARRÉE | A LANDSCAPE WITH COWS, SHEEP AND A RESTING HERDSMAN

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,875

USD

Property from the Estate of Emile Wolf, Sold Without Reserve

MICHIEL CARRÉE

The Hague 1657 - 1727 Alkmaar

A LANDSCAPE WITH COWS, SHEEP AND A RESTING HERDSMAN


signed lower left: M. Carre(e)

oil on canvas

canvas: 16 by 19⅜ in.; 40.7 by 49 cm.

framed: 20¾by 24 in.; 52.5 by 61 cm.

The canvas appears to be lined and is stable on its stretcher. No significant losses or instabilities on the painted surface. The painting has not been attended to in some time, and it is slightly dirty with a yellowed varnish. There is a faint pattern of craquelure throughout that is not too distracting. A repair is visible in the head of the sheep standing at lower left. Inspection under UV reveals a slightly milky varnish. It also reveals spots of retouching, possibly to address a small old puncture, in the upper left sky. A few additional scattered retouches are visible in the lower sky, with a thin spot in the center of the sky, and a few scattered strokes in the foreground near lower center and at lower right. The painting may benefit from a light clean. Offered in a decoratively carved wood frame with a gilt liner.


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Atlanta, High Museum of Art, 1980 (according to a label on the reverse). 

The Dutch artist Michiel Carrée had a long, successful career that stretched far outside the Netherlands. Born in the Hague in 1657, he trained in Haarlem with Nicolaes Berchem. After time working back in his hometown, he moved to Amsterdam where he married his wife in 1686 and where he is recorded as having a workshop by 1692. In 1697, after a short stint in Great Britain and a return to the Hague, Carrée was invited Berlin where he assumed his position as Court Painter to Elector Friedrich III, and in 1702 he became private painter to King Friedrich I of Prussia—a role he filled until the king’s death in 1713. During his tenure in Berlin, he also occasionally served as director of the Königliche Akademie der Künste. After his success in Germany, he returned to Amsterdam, though he ended his career in Alkmaar, where he enrolled in the Guild of Saint Luke in 1725. 


Carrée often specialized in wooded landscapes populated with cows, sheep, goats other animals, and often a figure or two. In the present example, a heard of cattle and a few sheep rest within a quiet landscape as a herdsman slumbers beneath a nearby tree. A few other animals graze in the distant landscape.