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Flemish School, early 17th century

A landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Property from a Private Martha's Vineyard Collection

Flemish School, early 17th century

Flemish School, early 17th century

A landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

A landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Property from a Private Martha's Vineyard Collection

Flemish School, early 17th century

A landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt


oil on panel

panel: 24 ½ by 16 ½ in.; 62.2 by 41.9 cm.

framed: 29 ¾ by 21 ½ in.; 75.6 by 54.6 cm.

The panel consists of 2 planks joined vertically and it is stable with a convex bow. There are small losses to the extreme left edge of the panel that are covered by the current frame. The panel join is visible down the center, as well as 2 vertical cracks on the left plank, one from the top to the center and one from the bottom to the center, but these are not distracting. The landscape image reads well beneath clear varnish with details and color gradations retained. Under UV inspection, retouching is visible along the aforementioned join and cracks as well as scattered throughout, concentrated in the upper right sky and in areas of the foliage. A few old repaired losses are visible in the bottom section of the ground. The restoration has been recently applied and is not noticeable to the naked eye. The painting can hang in its present condition. Offered in an ebonized wood frame with gilt decoration.


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Probably, William B. Dinsmore (1810 - 1888), New York, and by descent until sold at estate sale, Edgartown, MA, 1981;
There acquired by present owner.

This panel was the subject of scientific research and restoration at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation from 2018 - 2020. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) and polarized light microscopy (PLM) allowed for identification of all pigments present, and dendrochronology performed at the Cornell Tree Ring Lab provided an earliest use date for this panel of 1536 - 1557.1 Stylistically the landscape appears to date to the early seventeenth century, and the artist employed popular Flemish techniques such as the three-color landscape formula and the motif of the "kakker" (defecating) genre figure in the foreground.


1. All technical reports and analyses from the painting's examination and restoration are available upon request.