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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 116

    Circle of Joseph van Bredael (Antwerp 1688-1739 Paris)

    Travellers arriving at a fortress, an extensive mountainous landscape beyond; and Travellers passing a town, a mountainous landscape beyond

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    Circle of Joseph van Bredael (Antwerp 1688-1739 Paris)
    Travellers arriving at a fortress, an extensive mountainous landscape beyond; and Travellers passing a town, a mountainous landscape beyond
    oil on panel
    6 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (15.4 x 21.9 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    This pair was formerly thought to be the work of the French artist Sebastiaen Leclerc II (1676-1763), but nothing strictly comparable in his oeuvre appears to be known. Painted with admirable finesse, and datable to circa 1700, they seem closer stylistically to Matthys Schoevaerdts or Joseph van Bredael, both of whom were ultimately indebted to Jan Breughel the Elder.

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    Provenance

    Johann I Josef, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf (1760-1836), and by descent in the Garden Palace at Rossau (where recorded by Falke in 1873 and 1885, loc. cit.); at Schloss Feldsberg, Valtice, Bohemia, from November 1942 until October 1944, when moved to Schloss Moosham, Unternberg, Lungau, until February 1945, when moved to Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein.


    Literature

    J. Falke, Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna, 1873, p. 85, nos. 731 and 739.
    J. Falke, Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna, 1885, p. 52, nos. 377 and 378.
    E. Bock, in U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig, 1928, vol. XXII, p. 524, as by Sébastien Leclerc II, 'u. i. d. Liechtenstein-Gal. Wien (2 Landschaften)'.
    A. Kronfeld, Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemäldegalerie in Wien, Vienna, 1931, p. 85, nos. 377 and 378.