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Christoffel van den Berghe

Wooded landscape with a river and thistles

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Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Christoffel van den Berghe

Christoffel van den Berghe

Wooded landscape with a river and thistles

Wooded landscape with a river and thistles

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,300

GBP

Christoffel van den Berghe

Sint-Maartensdijk 1588/92 - 1628/42 Middelburg

Wooded landscape with a river and thistles


signed with monogram and dated lower right: CVB.1636 (CVB in ligature)

oil on oak panel

unframed: 29.5 x 46 cm.; 11 5/8 x 18 1/8 in.

framed: 61.5 x 45 cm.; 24 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.

The single piece of oak panel is bevelled on the left and right edges. The painted surface seems to be in reasonable condition. Numerous discoloured retouchings can be observed in the sky area. The colours of the foreground seem to be nicely preserved. The painted surface is covered with a very fine craquelure pattern in the dark areas.

UV: the varnish layer fluoresces largely showing retouchings mentioned above. Frame: black veneer plain wooden frame.


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Christoffel van den Berghe was a Flemish-born artist who worked in Middelburg, where he can be traced securely up to 1628. Van den Berghe is thought possibly to have been a pupil of the Flemish flower painter Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621), and his landscapes recall those of Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625). 


Still life of game was sold at Middelburg in 1779, described as being signed with the 'CVB' monogram (like the present work) and dated 1642, but this may have been a mistranscription, since the painting would appear in every aspect to be identical with the picture in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, dated 1624 - one of the earliest examples of a 'game piece' in Dutch art.1 Records also state that he painted a kitchen scene in 1642, and the present work counts as further evidence of the artist's continued career after 1628.


1 https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/588/christoffel-van-den-berghe-still-life-with-dead-birds-flemish-1624/