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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 179

    Adriaen van Nieulandt I (Antwerp 1585/7-1658 Amsterdam)

    Diana and her nymphs in a cave

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    Adriaen van Nieulandt I (Antwerp 1585/7-1658 Amsterdam)
    Diana and her nymphs in a cave
    signed and dated 'Adriaen van Nieuland: Fecit: a .1657.' (lower centre)
    oil on panel
    82.7 x 113.4 cm.

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    J. Briels (see Vlaamse Schilders in de Noordelijke Nederlanden, 1987, pp. 67-8), states that Van Nieulandt belonged to the group of Flemish immigrants who settled in Amsterdam in the first years of the 17th century. Painting was a marginal career, as he was chiefly active as a dealer. In the 1640's he adopted a pastoral taste, and was influenced by the Utrecht painter Cornelis van Poelenburch. In the 1650's his pastoral scenes were placed in grottos as in the present lot; see also his picture of Diana and Callisto in the Herzog Anton-Ulrich Museum, Brunswick (see R. Klessmann, Die Holländischen Gemälde, 1983, p. 154, no. 215, illustrated).

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    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 6 May 1998, lot 138, where purchased by the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this picture has been requested for an exhibition in the Kunsthal, Rotterdam, with the title `Thuis in de Gouden Eeuw', curated by Wim Pijbes and Marten-Jan Bok. The exhibition will be held from February - April 2008.