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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 54

    Cornelis van Poelenburch (Utrecht 1594/5-1667)

    Nymphs resting and bathing in an Italianate landscape

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Cornelis van Poelenburch (Utrecht 1594/5-1667)
    Nymphs resting and bathing in an Italianate landscape
    signed with initials 'C.P.' (lower left)
    oil on copper
    29.7 x 37.9 cm.


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    We are grateful to Dr. Nicolette Sluijter-Seijffert for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original and for suggesting a date of circa 1630, when the artist had returned to Utrecht (verbal communication, 21 September 2007).

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    Provenance

    John Henderson, Esq.; Christie's, London, 18 February 1882, lot 371 (10 gns. to Wagner).
    Henry Wagner, London; Christie's, London, 16 January 1925, lot 91 (£ 2.2 sh. to De Boer).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 July 1975, lot 82.
    with Robert Noortman, London and Hulsberg, where bought by the present owner.


    Literature

    N.C. Sluijter-Seijffert, Cornelis van Poelenburch (ca. 1593-1667), Enschede, 1984, p. 237, no. 119.