14 April 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 62,500
Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000
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.
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.
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