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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    Frans de Momper Antwerp 1603-1660

    A winter landscape with the Flight into Egypt

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Frans de Momper Antwerp 1603-1660
    A winter landscape with the Flight into Egypt
    oil on panel
    19 x 24¾ in. 48.3 x 62.9 cm.


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    Frans de Momper was the nephew of the better-known Joos de Momper, and painted numerous monochrome landscapes in the manner of Jan van Goyen. The impression of expansive spaces, as well as the feathery trees, belong to the Italo-Flemish tradition practiced by Joos. Winter landscapes were one of Frans's favorite themes, and in these he builds on the examples set by Paul Bril and Jan Breughel the Elder in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 4 November 1970, lot 118, as 'Frans de Momper and Erasmus Quellinus'.
    Private collection.