747
747

PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTION

Maerten Ryckaert
EXTENSIVE RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH CHRIST ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
Estimation
25 00035 000
Lot. Vendu 47,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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747

PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTION

Maerten Ryckaert
EXTENSIVE RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH CHRIST ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS
Estimation
25 00035 000
Lot. Vendu 47,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Maerten Ryckaert
ANTWERP 1587 - 1633
EXTENSIVE RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH CHRIST ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, December 8, 1978, lot 52 (as attributed to Joos de Momper the Younger);
With Galerie Heinemann, Wiesbaden;
From whom acquired by the present collector in the 1970s. 

Bibliographie

K. Ertz, Josse de Momper der Jüngere (1564-1635), Luca Freren Verlag 1986, p. 463, cat. no. 23, reproduced (unseen / incorrectly as on canvas / not entirely secure of attribution to de Momper).

Description

The present landscape bears all of the characteristics typical of the paintings of Maerten Ryckaert.  These characteristics include the rendering of the foliage, which is executed in rhythmic patterns of green-yellowish paint, and the application of dot-like highlights, which are here evident in both of the castles.

The subject that Ryckaert chose for this panel, Christ on the Road to Emmaus, demonstrates the artist's firm roots in the tradition of the Antwerp school of landscape painting.  The subject became very popular in the late 16th century through the dissemination of the print of Lucas and Joannes van Doetecum made after the design of Pieter Brueghel the Elder of circa 1554-55.1  The present composition also reveals Ryackaert's debt to the work of Joos de Momper, to whom this work had previously been ascribed (see Provenance and Literature).

We are grateful to Dr. Luuk Pijl for endorsing the attribution to Maerten on the basis of photographs, and for his help in cataloguing this work.  The present lot will be sold with a certificate from Dr. Pijl.

1.  See, N.M. Orenstein, Pieter Brueghel Drawings and Prints, exhibition catalogue, New York 2001, p. 122, cat. no. 23, reproduced.

Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York