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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Roelandt Savery
A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE WITH A FOUNDRY AND BLAST FURNACE BY A CASCADING WATERFALL
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Roelandt Savery
A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE WITH A FOUNDRY AND BLAST FURNACE BY A CASCADING WATERFALL
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Roelandt Savery
1576年生於科特賴克,1639年卒於烏得勒支
A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE WITH A FOUNDRY AND BLAST FURNACE BY A CASCADING WATERFALL
signed lower left: ROELANDT. / SAV... 161[?]9
oil on canvas, laid down on panel
52.7 x 71.2 cm.; 20 3/4  x 28 in.
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來源

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Christie's, 9 July 1993, lot 17;
With Rafael Valls Ltd., London, 1993–94;
Anonymous sale, Lucerne, Galerie Fischer, 19–21 June 1997, lot 2012;
Anonymous sale, Paris, Millon & Associés, 6 December 2002, lot 24; 
Where acquired by the aunt of the present owner.

相關資料

Renowned landscape and animal painter Roelandt Savery earned the attention of Emperor Rudolf II and worked for his court in Prague between 1603–13, where he studied Rudolf's menagerie and hunting grounds. The Emperor also sent Savery on an expedition to Tyrol in 1606–07, where the artist studied mountain peaks and waterfalls, on which many later paintings including the present were based, and which are among the earliest interpretations of these natural phenomena. 

The foundry and blast furnace are also rare early representations of the industrial process of iron production. Rocky topography such as that depicted here, rich in natural resources, was exploited from the 15th century onward by European rulers for the production of iron, which was used to manufacture nails, armour, gunpowder and weapons, and to equip armies competing for territory on both the continent and in the New World.

Savery continued to paint these rocky forests with torrents from as early as 1609 until the late 1620s, and because they vary little in handling and colour, they are not easy to date; the numerals by the signature on the present work appear to be '1619', but might also be read as '1609.' 

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