• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 314

    Philips Wouwerman (Dutch, 1619-1668)

    Fishermen displaying their catch on a rocky coast

    Estimate

    Philips Wouwerman (Dutch, 1619-1668)
    Fishermen displaying their catch on a rocky coast
    oil on panel
    15 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. (38.7 x 57.4 cm.)


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    Wouwerman was an artist beloved of French collectors in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This important example of his work was in the collection of the Marquis de Saint-Clou, Paris, whose pictures were dispersed in Paris sales in 1874, 1885 and 1889.

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    Provenance

    Van Saceghem, Ghent, by 1842; Le Roy, Brussels, 2-3 June 1851, lot 85.
    Marquis de Saint-Clou, Paris.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 December 1996, lot 9, where acquired by the present owner.


    Literature

    J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonn..., etc., I, London, 1829, p. 347, no. 260.
    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., II, London, 1909, p. 319, no. 992.
    B. Schumacher, Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668): The Horse Painter of the Golden Age, Doornspijk, 2006, I, p. 581, no. A465; II, colour pls. 74 and 74a, pl. 435.