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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 176

    David Ryckaert III (Antwerp 1612-1661)

    Peasants merry making in a tavern

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    David Ryckaert III (Antwerp 1612-1661)
    Peasants merry making in a tavern
    oil on canvas
    36¾ x 46¾ in. (93.4 x 118.7 cm.)


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    The pupil of his father, David Ryckaert II (1586-1642), David III became a master in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1636, and was appointed Dean of the Guild in 1652; his brother-in-law, Gonzales Coques, was his pupil, and the Archduke Leopold William, governor of the Spanish Netherlands, was his major patron. Rijckaert began his career as a landscape painter but soon specialized in genre scenes under the influence of Adriaen Brouwer and David Teniers II.

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    Provenance

    The Dukes of Mantua and by descent to
    Ferdinando Carlo di Gonzaga-Nevers, 10th and last Duke of Mantua (1652-1708).
    Giovanni Battista Rota, by whom sold on 12 October 1724 as a pair with lot 177, both called 'Tiniers Olandesi', with other works of art from the collection of the Dukes of Mantua to
    Field Marshal Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747).
    Bequeathed to his nephew Christian Günther von der Schulenburg, Berlin, and by descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    List of the 86 works sold by Giovanni Battista Santi Rota to Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg on 12 October 1724, for the total sum of 7233 ducats, Hanover, Niedersächsisches Staatsarchiv, Dep. 82, Abt. III, N. 19 (Binion, op. cit., p. 134), as one of '2 Quadri del Tiniers Olandesi uno rapprasenta una cucina con l'altro con figure, et uno che dorme', paired with lot 177.
    Inventario Generale della Galleria di S: Eccelza Felt Marescial Conte di Shulembourgh...La qual Galleria pincipir a formarsi dal 1724, e Fino al presente 1738 30 Maggio, Hanover, Niedersächsisches Staatsarchiv, Dep. 82, Abt. III, N. 37 (Binion, op. cit., p. 194), as the 'Baccanale con diverso Figure di Uomini, e Donne, e uno che dorme' by 'Teniers', part of a pair with lot 177, purchased for 100 ducats (from Giovanni Battista Santi Rota, see above) and subsequently valued at 700 ducats, 'con cornice dorate'.
    1741, 30 Giugno Venezia, Inventario Generale della Galleria di S.E. Maresciallo Co: di Schulemberg La qual Galleria pricipio a formarsi l'anno 1724 ripartita coll'ordine che segue, Hanover, Niedersächsisches Staatsarchiv, Dep. 82, Abt. III, N. 37 (Binion, op. cit., p. 223), as the 'Bacanale con diverse figure d'uuomini, Donne ed uno che dorme' by 'Tenier Bassan', part of a pair with lot 177, valued at 500 ducats.
    Inventaire de la Gallerie de Feu S. e. Mgr. Le Feldmarechal Comte de Schulenburg, annotated copy, illustrated in Binion, op.cit., fig. 54, Hanover, Niedersächsisches Staatsarchiv, Dep. 82, Abt. III, N. 95 (Binion, op. cit., p. 283). No. 50, as the picture representing 'baccanales avec différentes figures, des hommes et des femmes a d'un qui dort' by 'Teniet Bassan', part of a pair with lot 177.
    Alice Binion, La Galleria scomparsa del maresciallo von der Schulenburg, Milan, 1990, loc. cit.