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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 223

    Jacques d'Arthois (Brussels 1613-1686)

    A rocky cove with fisherfolk on the shore, an artist sketching in the foreground

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    Jacques d'Arthois (Brussels 1613-1686)
    A rocky cove with fisherfolk on the shore, an artist sketching in the foreground
    signed 'Jac d'Arthois' (lower right)
    oil on panel, the reverse stamped with the panel-maker's mark of Lambrecht Steen I
    13¼ x 17 7/8 in. (33.7 x 45.4 cm.)


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    Jacques d'Arthois was the foremost painter of the Brussels landscape school in the second half of the 17th century. He was apprenticed to Jan Mertens in 1625, and in 1634 he became a master of the Brussels painters’ guild, producing mostly landscapes with bushes, ponds, clay banks, and sandy hills using the same cool browns, blues and greens that are evident in the present work.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 29 June 1979, lot 110 (£20,000).
    Private collection, Europe; Christie's, London, 4 July 1997, lot 38, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION