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    Sale 7605

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    8 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    Attributed to The Master of the Mountain Landscapes

    A view of a walled medieval town above a wooded riverbank

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Attributed to The Master of the Mountain Landscapes
    A view of a walled medieval town above a wooded riverbank
    pen and brown ink
    3 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (92 x 169 mm.)


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    This drawing is close to a group of landscapes previously attributed to Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) but now considered to be by an as yet unidentified artist active towards the end of 16th Century. He is usually called the Master of the Mountain Landscapes reflecting the subject matter of most of the drawings in the group (N.M. Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Drawings and Prints, exhib. cat., New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, pp. 266-7, nos. 120-5).
    An attribution to the Anonymous Fabriczy has also been suggested.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25-26 November 1973, lot 301 (as Flemish School, circa 1500), where acquired by the present owner.