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    Sale 1822

    Important Old Master Paintings Including Property From the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

    19 April 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan Minnertsga c. 1602-1680 Tjerkgaast

    Peasants with livestock by classical ruins in an extensive landscape, with a youth playing a pipe in the foreground

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    Jacobus Sibrandi Mancadan Minnertsga c. 1602-1680 Tjerkgaast
    Peasants with livestock by classical ruins in an extensive landscape, with a youth playing a pipe in the foreground
    signed 'JMancadan' (lower center- JM in ligature)
    oil on panel
    22½ x 39¼ in. 57.2 x 99.7 cm.


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    Typical of Mancadan's landcapes, the composition is separated into two distinct parts: the foreground with a herd of cattle and goats resting before ruins, flanked in sharp contrast by an extensive, distant view of a valley and mountain beyond. The subdued, limited palette, the unusual posture of the figures and the detailed brushwork are characteristic of the artist's highly individual style.

    A government official who served as the burgomaster of Franeker and Leeuwarden, Mancadan is not thought to have started painting until he settled in Leeuwarden in 1645, a move presumably inspired by the Frisian scenery around his farm at Siegerswoude.

    Provenance

    D.A. Hoogendinck, Amsterdam, 1920.
    H. Petri, Amsterdam; Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 30 November 1926.
    with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1926.
    Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.
    Recovered by the Allies, 1945.
    in the custody of the Dutch Government.
    Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JACQUES GOUDSTIKKER


    Literature

    C. Boschma, 'Nieuwe gegevens omtrent J.S. Mancadan', Oud Holland, (81), 1962.
    J.L. Bol, Holländische Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts nahe den grossen Meistern, Braunshweig, 1969, p. 195.
    Old Master paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beelende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague, 1992, p. 187, no. 15778, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 11-26 June 1927, no. 43.
    Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Meesterlijk vee. Nederlandse veeschilders 1600-1900, 25 September-20 November 1998.
    Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, on loan.