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Claes Jansz van der Willigen

An extensive mountainous and river landscape with a village

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Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Claes Jansz van der Willigen

Claes Jansz van der Willigen

An extensive mountainous and river landscape with a village

An extensive mountainous and river landscape with a village

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,890

GBP

Claes Jansz van der Willigen

Rotterdam 1630 - 1676

An extensive mountainous and river landscape with a village


signed lower left: de(?)….willigen

oil on oak panel

unframed: 58 x 83.3 cm.; 22 6/8 x 32 6/8 in.

framed: 73.5 x 98.5 cm.; 28 7/8 x 38 3/4 in.

The panel is bevelled on all sides and consists of two planks joined horizontally. The painted surface seems to be in a reasonable condition. There are some retouches around the join and a few old repairs in the tree in the centre. There is some thinness of the paint in the sky area and in the mountains. Some of the brown areas have worn thin as well. The surface is covered with a very fine craquelure pattern.

UV: the varnish layer fluoresces for the larger part, showing old retouches in the sky area and the ones mentioned above. Also a few spots in the lower centre of the painting can be seen, as well as some strengthening of the rocks and the bridge on the left. Frame: carved wooden plaster frame.


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Little is known of Claes Jansz. van der Willigen, who probably lived in Rotterdam his entire life. He appears mainly to have produced a small corpus of landscape paintings, such as the present work, which is one of few signed examples.