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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 27

    Jan Looten (Amsterdam 1618-c.1681 York)

    A mountainous river landscape with travellers at rest on a bank, a waterfall beyond

    Price Realised  

    Jan Looten (Amsterdam 1618-c.1681 York)
    A mountainous river landscape with travellers at rest on a bank, a waterfall beyond
    signed 'I Loo...' (lower centre)
    oil on copper
    15 7/8 x 19¼ in. (40.3 x 48.8 cm.)


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    Jan Looten was born in Amsterdam, but had settled in London by July 1662. He was renowned as a painter of landscapes, employing an earthy tonality and working on a grand scale. Looten is known to have collaborated with Nicolaes Bercham, who often executed the staffage in Looten's landscapes.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 July 1995, lot 430.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 October 1997, lot 96.


    Literature

    H.-J. Raupp, Landschaften und Seestücke, Munster, 2001, no. 29, pp.130-3.


    Exhibited

    Paderborn, Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle Schloss Neuhaus, Schiffsbruch vor felsiger Küste-Niederlandische Landschaften und Seestücke des 17 .Jahrhunderts, 23 August-4 November 2001.
    Erfurt, Angermuseum, Unter weitem Himmel-Holländische Landschaftbilder des 'Goldenen Jahrhunderts' aus der Sammlung SOR Rusche, 10 February-21 April 2002.