PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
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Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art

PHILIPS WOUWERMAN | TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art

PHILIPS WOUWERMAN | TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:20,000USD
(3 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art

PHILIPS WOUWERMAN

Haarlem 1619 - 1668

TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY


oil on panel

panel: 13 ¼ by 15 ¾ in.; 33.5 by 40.1 cm.

framed: 20 by 22 in.; 50.8 by 55.9 cm. 

Condition Report

This painting is on an uncradled panel which appears to be beveled on all sides, as one would expect from a panel of this period. The surface is dirty and under a flat varnish which hinders the appreciation of the quality of the painting. The browns appear to have gone somewhat darker in the sky and in various parts of the composition, although the figures and the horses still read well. Under UV there are scattered retouches and strengthening, including in the hat of the figure to the left, part of the costume of the lady at left, the back of the white horse and around his legs, and some touches in the tree, and the back right ground. There is some scattered glazing in the sky. Some of the greens and blues are oxidized. This picture could be improved with judicious attention. Offered in a gilt Regènce style 20th century frame.


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Provenance

John Newington Hughes, Esq., Winchester, UK, by circa 1842;

His sale, London, Christie's, 14 April 1848, lot 155, to Norton;

With James Vigeveno, Los Angeles, 1941;

Jacob M. Heimann, New York, by July 1941;

From whom acquired by Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1946;

By whom gifted to the Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, 1946 (inv. no. 1946.21).

Literature

J. Smith, Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, London 1842, p. 210, cat. no. 210;

C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, vol. II, Esslingen 1908, p. 331, cat. no. 272;

A. Graves, Art Sales from Early in the Eighteenth Century to Early in the Twentieth Century, London 1921, p. 348;

A. Miller and P. Boswell, The Art Digest, 1 January 1948, p. 31;

J.G. Andrews, A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870, San Diego 1947, p. 122;

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego 1960, p. 28;

P.C. Sutton, Dutch Art in America, Washington, D.C. 1986, p. 350 (as attributed to Philips Wouwerman); 

B. Schumacher, Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668): The horse painter of the Golden Age, Doornspijk 2006, vol. I, p. 368, cat. no. A506.

Exhibited

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, The Horse in Art: Paintings, 17th to 20th Century, 1 July 1954 - 30 November 1954, no. 3; 

San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, The Horse in Art, 18 January - 23 February 1963.

Catalogue Note

This peaceful scene of two horses resting by a tree by Philips Wouwerman, one of the most accomplished and successful seventeenth-century Dutch painter of equestrian subjects, likely dates to the 1650s. By the mid-19th century, it had entered the well known Kentish collection of John Newington Hughes (1776-1847), which featured works such as Joseph Mallord William Turner's The Junction of the Thames and the Medway now in the National Gallery of Art, London.1


1. Inv. no. 1942.9.87, oil on canvas, 108.8 by 143.7 cm. 

PHILIPS WOUWERMAN  |  TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art
PHILIPS WOUWERMAN | TWO HORSES RESTING BY A TREE AND A STREAM, WITH SEATED TRAVELERS NEARBY
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