River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
Property from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Salomon van Ruysdael

River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank

28 January 2021 • New York

River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank
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Salomon van Ruysdael

River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Property from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Salomon van Ruysdael

Salomon van Ruysdael

River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank

River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

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Description

Property from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Salomon van Ruysdael

Naarden circa 1602 - 1670 Haarlem

River landscape with fishermen tending their nets along a bank


signed and dated on second boat from left: SvRUISDAEL 1642

oil on oak panel

20 3/4 by 32 in.; 52.7 by 81.3 cm.

Condition report

The following condition report has been provided by Kirsten Younger of Kirsten Younger Paintings Restoration, 212-288-4370, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


The painting is in very good condition overall. The cradled panel is made of two pieces of wood and it is flat and stable. There is retouching along the panel join above the horizon that extends through the trees and the sky. In the lower right corner there is retouching along an old repaired fine crack that extends in from the edge to the leaning post in the water. The sky is in good condition overall with areas of thinly brushed paint and impasto in the light clouds. There are some scattered small fills and some small areas of thinness that are retouched. The water with the nuanced reflections of the clouds and trees is in good condition with a few small areas of retouching. The riverbank trees are in good condition with areas of impasto that stand out against the sky. There are some small touches of restoration in the small trees in the distance towards the right. The fine details of the boats and figures are in very good condition. The signature and date on the side of the boat appears to be intact with several letters slightly indistinct. The varnish is clear and the surface is even.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance

With Thos. Agnew & Sons, London;
George B. and Jenny R. Matthews, Buffalo, NY by 1935;
By whom bequeathed to the Albright Art Gallery, 1952.

Literature

W. Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael, eine Einführung in seine Kunst, Berlin 1938, p. 135, no. 562 (as circa 1640);
W. Stechow,  Salomon van Ruysdael, eine Einführung in seine Kunst, revised version, Berlin 1975, p. 147, no. 504A (as signed and dated 1642);
P.C. Sutton, Dutch Art in America, Washington, D.C. 1986, p. 37, reproduced fig. 47 (as dated 1642);
I. Gaskell, Seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish painting, London 1990, p. 339, reproduced fig. 2.