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Adam Pijnacker

Landscape with Fishermen and Goats

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Adam Pijnacker

Adam Pijnacker

Landscape with Fishermen and Goats

Landscape with Fishermen and Goats

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 USD

Lot sold:

15,120

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Adam Pijnacker

Schiedam 1620 - 1673 Amsterdam

Landscape with Fishermen and Goats


Black chalk and gray wash, within brown ink framing lines;

signed with the artist's monogram, lower right: AP

409 by 306 mm; 16 1/8 by 12 in

Laid down on a thin card backing and subsequently hinged to a modern mount. There is toning to the sheet and old mount burn to the four edges. There are some small scattered stains throughout and a minor abrasion above the trees on the left. The combination of media remains well preserved with the image still reasonably strong. Sold in a faux tortoiseshell frame.


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.

Despite the appearance of two works by Pijnacker in this sale alone (see also lot 36), the emergence of a drawing by the artist on the open market is a rare event indeed. The present work, signed by the artist with his distinctive monogram, can be compared on stylistic grounds to a sheet in the Teyler Museum, Haarlem, depicting a Mountain Landscape with Figures on a Wooden Bridge.1As noted by Michiel Plomp in his accompanying catalogue entry for the Teyler's drawing, sheets "of similar technique and size are in Leiden and Amsterdam (Rijksprentenkabinet). Both are dated 1663, the first signed in full, the other with Pynacker's monogram".2 Plomp suggests that the Teylers drawing should therefore date from around the same moment, in the early 1660s, a dating that on stylistic grounds should also be applied to the present work.


1. M. Plomp, The Dutch Drawings in the Teyler Museum, vol. II, Artists Born Between 1575 and 1630, Haarlem 1997, p. 283, no. 313, reproduced

2. Ibid.