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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    Roelandt Savery (Kortrijk 1576-1639 Utrecht)

    A mill with a fortified bridge, a rowing boat in the foreground

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    Roelandt Savery (Kortrijk 1576-1639 Utrecht)
    A mill with a fortified bridge, a rowing boat in the foreground
    with inscription 'R.S.'
    pen and brown ink, pen and brown ink framing lines
    7¾ x 7¾ in. (19.8 x 19.8 cm.)


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    The present drawing is particularly close in subject and style to the Round tower and a bridge in the Fondation Custodia, Paris (inv. 484B; K.G. Boon, The Netherlandish and German Drawings of the XVth and XVIth Centuries of the Frits Lugt Collection, Paris, 1992, no. 178, pl. 259). The same features reappear in both drawings, particularly the handling of the shading and the design of the windows. These early drawings show Roelandt's elder brother Jacob's influence.

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