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Roelant Roghman

An extensive landscape with figures along a path

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Estimate:

8,000

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- 12,000 USD

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Roelant Roghman

Roelant Roghman

An extensive landscape with figures along a path

An extensive landscape with figures along a path

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

4,788

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Roelant Roghman

Amsterdam 1627 - 1692

An extensive landscape with figures along a path


oil on canvas, unframed

canvas: 65 ½ by 96 ¼ in.; 166.5 by 244.5 cm. 

Old relining. This is a very large work with a uniformly dirty old discolored varnish. Many retouches which are visible to the naked eye are not so visible under UV due to the discolored varnish. Two possible seams are visible: a vertical seam at left, two feet in; and a horizontal seam across the center. Some associated retouching is visible to the naked eye along these seams, in particular in the lower portion of the left seam. A spot of retouching visible in the center of the upper sky. A couple of small retouches are visible around the edges of the composition under UV as well. There are some scattered losses along the upper edge, as well as one loss of about 1 by 1 inch in the lower right and a smaller loss nearby. Picture could react well to cleaning. Unframed.


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With Central Picture Galleries, New York;
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.;
By whose estate sold ("The Estate of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr."), New York, Sotheby's, 1 June 1989, lot 40 (as by Lucas Achtschellinck);
There purchased by the present owner. 
On loan to the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, December 1985 (as by Lucas Achtschellinck). 
Rembrandt's pupil Roelant Roghman specialized in large scale imaginary landscapes like this one.  His subject matter is markedly different from most Dutch Golden Age landscape painters, and most probably owes its origins to the earlier Flemish tradition of fantasy landscapes, and perhaps to Hercules Seghers's painted and printed landscapes.  He was, however, the nephew of Roelant Savery, and was probably named after him, and he may also have drawn inspiration from Savery's mountainous landscapes, or indeed from his naer het leven drawings made in the Tyrol.  On the other hand, Roghman's muted color scheme and richly loaded brush surely reflect the influence of his teacher, Rembrandt.  Roghman's landscapes are strongly atmospheric, and here he achieves a sense of the splendor of nature by building up rich red-orange tones in the foreground, contrasted with the blue tinge in the distance.