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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.