• Old Master and 19th Century Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 2829

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    13 October 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 160

    Samuel Leonardus Verveer (The Hague 1813-1876)

    De winter in het Jodenkwartier te Amsterdam: the Jewish quarter in winter with the Zuiderkerk beyond, Amsterdam

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    Samuel Leonardus Verveer (The Hague 1813-1876)
    De winter in het Jodenkwartier te Amsterdam: the Jewish quarter in winter with the Zuiderkerk beyond, Amsterdam
    signed and dated 'S.L.Verveer.ft 74' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    108.5 x 93 cm.


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    The present lot is a rare winter landscape by the Jewish painter Salomon Leonardus Verveer. The artist was a trendsetter in the 1850s when he started painting scenes of bustling and lively Jewish neighbourhoods. The current lot is the largest and final example of Verveer's execution of this theme. It is considered a key piece in the oeuvre of the Romantic painter, who seldom painted winter landscapes. We see Dutch townspeople going about their daily business, shivering from the cold that has captured Amsterdam. The snow-covered surfaces and the beautifully executed façades draw our attention immediately. Our eyes are eventually led up towards the Zuiderkerk, towering over the narrow city streets.

    The present lot will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist by Christiaan Lucht, cat. no. S74/108.

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    Provenance

    S.L. Verveer; Oldenzeel & C. van Doorn & Zn., Rotterdam, 10 March 1884, lot 90.
    Collection J.C. van Pappelendam, Amsterdam, 1884.
    Anonymous sale; Voskuil, The Hague, October 1906, lot 136.
    with D. Sala & Zonen, The Hague.
    with P.A. Scheen, The Hague, 4 April 1959.
    D.R. Dooyes; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 18 February 1974, lot 81


    Literature

    J. Gram, Salomon Leonardus Verveer, 30 november 1813-5 January 1876, Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift 10 (1900), p. 296, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Tentoonstelling van Levende Meesters, 1874, no. 534.
    The Hague, Tentoonstelling van Levende Meesters, 1875, no. 422.