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    Sale 2795

    Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 2

    Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan (Minnertsga 1602-1680 Tjerkgaast)

    A rocky river landscape with two hunters in a rowing boat

    Price Realised  

    Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan (Minnertsga 1602-1680 Tjerkgaast)
    A rocky river landscape with two hunters in a rowing boat
    oil on panel
    40 x 29.5 cm.


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    Born in Minnertsga, Mancadan resided in Friesland for his entire career and was Mayor of Franeker from 1637-9. He is not thought to have started painting until he settled in Leeuwarden in 1645, presumably inspired by the Frisian scenery around the farm he owned at Siegerswoude. Working in this remote setting, Mancadan developed a personal and unmistakable style; his pictures, as here, usually focus on small corners of bare rocky landscapes rendered with a limited palette and highly detailed brushwork.

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    Provenance

    with C. Benedict & Co., Berlin, 1929.
    with Gebroeders Douwes, Amsterdam.
    with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, by 1931.
    Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.
    Recovered by the Allies, 1945.
    in the custody of the Dutch Government.
    Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker.


    Literature

    C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in The Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London, 1980, p. 253.
    Old Master Paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague, 1992, p. 188, no. 1582, illustrated.
    M. Laferte, Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan (1602-1680), (Masters thesis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, no. 0853712, unpublished), Groningen, 2000, p. 20.


    Exhibited

    Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan: dé Friese landschapsschilder uit de Gouden Eeuw, 20 January-8 April 2001. Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, on loan.