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François Ryckhals

Kitchen interior with a woman scouring pots and pans

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Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

François Ryckhals

François Ryckhals

Kitchen interior with a woman scouring pots and pans

Kitchen interior with a woman scouring pots and pans

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,300

GBP

François Ryckhals

Middelburg 1609 - 1647

Kitchen interior with a woman scouring pots and pans


indistinctly signed lower right on the trough: FRH[...] (FR in ligature)

oil on canvas

unframed: 44.5 x 61.8 cm.; 17 1/2 x 24 3/8 in.

framed: 60.5 x 77 cm.; 23 7/8 x 30 1/4 in.

The panel consists of two planks joined horizontally, is bevelled on all sides and seems to be nice, flat and stable. The painted surface seems to be in good condition with some minor thinness in the browns. Some small retouchings can be seen around the edges due to the framing, and some discoloured retouchings can be observed throughout. The impastos of the coloured areas seem to be nicely preserved.

UV: the varnish layer fluoresces in places showing quite extensive strengthening throughout. Frame: brown veneer wooden frame.


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Dr. Kodella, Graz;
His sale, Vienna, Gilhofer, 24 February 1921, lot 88;
Sale, Vienna, Kende, 24 May 1921, lot 175 (both the above as by H.M. Sorgh);
Sale, Stockholm, Stora Kvaliten, 25 November 1997, lot 1345;
Sale, London, Philips, 7 July 1998, lot 193 (as Studio of David Teniers);
With kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam, where acquired for the Wieg collection.
J.H. Buma, François Ryckhals 1609-1647: een schilderende magiër uit Middelburg: 'Ryck in als', Goes 1994, p. 47, no. 57;
F.G. Meijer, in Franchoys Ryckhals: een Zeeuwse meester uit de Gouden Eeuw, exh. cat., Zierikzee 2019, pp. 87-88, reproduced in colour p. 89, fig. 120.
Zierikzee, Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee, Franchoys Ryckhals: een Zeeuwse meester uit de Gouden Eeuw, 13 April 2019 - 29 March 2020, no. 120.
Most probably a pupil of Pieter De Bloot (1601-58), François Ryckhals' corpus was rediscovered and put together in 1917 when Abraham Bredius deciphered his complex monogram, which was previously associated with Frans Hals the Younger. Ryckhals lived between Middelburg and Dordrecht, and was a versatile painter specialising in several genres: landscapes, seascapes, mythological scenes, and elaborate still lives. The subjects he depicted most frequently, however, were genre and rural scenes, such as the kitchen interior in the present work, in which the influence of De Bloot is apparent.