• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    Abraham Pietersz. van Calraet (Dordrecht 1642-1722)

    A landscape with three horses being held by a young boy

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Abraham Pietersz. van Calraet (Dordrecht 1642-1722)
    A landscape with three horses being held by a young boy
    with signature 'A.Cuyp' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    14¼ x 20 in. (35.8 x 50.8 cm.)
    with an unidentified collector's seal on the reverse of the panel


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    A variant of this composition, also traditionally given to Cuyp and now attributed to van Calraet, is in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (inv. no. 950).

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    Provenance

    M. Vrancken, Lokeren, 1834, lot 7 (2850 Franks to Chaplin).
    James Stewart; Christie's, London, 20 April 1839, lot 63 (95 gns. to Chaplin).
    Edmund Higginson, Saltmarshe Castle, Shropshire; Christie's, London, 4 June 1846, lot 152 (61 gns. to Rutley).
    John Rushout, 2nd Lord Northwick (1770-1859), Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham; (+) Phillips, London, 26 July 1859, lot 235 (145 gns.).
    Captain E.G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., Northwick Park; (+) Christie's, London, 25 February 1966, lot 92, as 'Albert Cuyp' (1800 gns. to the present owner).


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Family Trust (lots 101-108)


    Literature

    J. Smith, Catalogue Raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish and French painters..., V, 1834, no. 210, and Supplement, X, 1842, p. 658, no. 30.
    Dr. G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, III, 1854, p. 208.
    A Catalogue of the Pictures, Works of Art, etc. at Northwick Park, 1864 (1908), no. 31.
    Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot, Catalogue of Dutch Painters, II, 1909, p. 169, nos. 560 and 582.
    T. Borenius, A Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures at Northwick Park, London, 1921, no. 181.