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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 192

    Francis van Knibbergen (? c. 1596/97-after 1664 ?)

    A wooded landscape with nymphs bathing in a river

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Francis van Knibbergen (? c. 1596/97-after 1664 ?)
    A wooded landscape with nymphs bathing in a river
    signed 'F. Knibberg' (lower centre)
    oil on panel
    46.5 x 72.4 cm.


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    Provenance

    Paul Mantz, Paris, Drouot, Paris, 10-11 May 1895, lot 41.
    Anonymous sale; Göteborg, Auktionverk, 26 March 1980, lot 515.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 October 1995, lot 122, where bought by the present owner.


    Literature

    H. Thieme & U. Becker, Allgemeines Künster Lexikon, Leipzig, 1927, XX, p. 583.
    H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk, 1991, IV p. 230, no. 614 AII, illustrated.
    H.-J. Raupp, Landschaften und Seestücke, Münster, 2001, III, pp. 116-9, no. 25, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Paderborn, Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle Schloss Neuhaus, Schiffsbruch vor felsiger Küste-Niederländische Landschaften und Seestücke des 17. Jahrhunderts, 23 August-4 November 2001.
    Erfurt, Angermuseum, Unter weitem Himmel-Holländische Landschaftsbilder des 'Goldenen Jahrhunderts' aus der Sammlung SØR Rusche, 10 February-21 April 2002.
    Dessau, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Bauern, Fischer, Vagabunden-Niederländische Landschaftsmalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts aus der SØR Rusche Sammlung, 16 November 2003-6 January 2004.