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Hendrick Verschuring

A musical party at the Church of S. Trinità dei Monti, Rome

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Hendrick Verschuring

Hendrick Verschuring

A musical party at the Church of S. Trinità dei Monti, Rome

A musical party at the Church of S. Trinità dei Monti, Rome

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

15,120

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Hendrick Verschuring

Gorinchem 1627 - 1690 Dordrecht

A musical party at the Church of S. Trinità dei Monti, Rome


signed on the pillar center left: H.VERSCHURING / FECIT 

oil on canvas

canvas: 22 by 17 1/2 in.; 55.9 by 44.5 cm.

framed: 31 by 26 1/2 in.; 78.7 by 67.3 cm.

The canvas is lined and very taut on its stretcher. The image reads very well beneath varnish that has slightly yellowed. Restoration to address frame abrasion that has discolored is visible on both side edges, especially in the trees at upper left, and a small circular repair is visible at the bottom right of the sky. A pattern of thin craquelure lines is visible throughout, most noticeably in the upper right sky, but it is stable. A prominent pentimento of an equestrian statue is visible at center next to the obelisk. Under UV inspection, the discolored restoration to the side edges and the repair in the sky is visible, but no other retouching fluoresces. Some details, like the signature and the people climbing the stairs in the background, are clearer under UV light. The painting can hang in its present condition. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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With Schaeffer Galleries, New York (as attributed to Jan Baptist Weenix);
From whom acquired.
South Hadley, Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, Sites and Sensibilities: Views of Rome 1500 - 1992, 1 September - 8 November 1992.
Born in Gorinchem and trained in Utrecht under Jan Both, Hendrick Verschuring spent over a decade in Italy, first in Rome where he drew sites of interest and then in Venice where his work was in demand. Verschuring evidently altered the composition of this scene in front of the Church of Santa Trinità dei Monte, as a prominent pentimento of an equestrian statue next to the obelisk at center attests. He also incorporated his signature as an engraved inscription on the stone pillar on the left edge to emphasize his firsthand experience of Roman topography and life.