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Cornelis Symonsz. van der Schalcke (Haarlem 1611-1671)
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SEVERIN FAYERMAN
Cornelis Symonsz. van der Schalcke (Haarlem 1611-1671)

A view of Egmond aan Zee, a horsedrawn carriage, a woman selling fish, and other figures along the beach

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Cornelis Symonsz. van der Schalcke (Haarlem 1611-1671)
A view of Egmond aan Zee, a horsedrawn carriage, a woman selling fish, and other figures along the beach
signed and dated 'C VD Schalcke 165[9]' ('VD' linked, lower right)
oil on panel
15 ¼ x 23 ½ in. (38.8 x 59.8 cm.)
Provenance
with H.M. Clark, London, 1924.
with Nicolaas Beets, Amsterdam, 1926.
Mrs. Curtis Bok, Philadelphia.
with Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, 20 October 1995, where acquired by the following
Private collection, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Anonymous sale; Alderfer Auction & Appraisal, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, 7 December 2005, lot 790.
Acquired in the above sale, or shortly thereafter by the present owner.
Literature
I.Q. van Regteren Altena, 'Cornelis Symonsz. van der Schalcke', Oud Holland, XLIII, 1926, pp. 56-7, fig. 5.
W. Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael: eine Einführung in seine Kunst, Berlin, 1938 and 1975, p. 56.
H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk, 1991, IV, p. 386, no. 1082.
Philadelphia Collection, 1994, LVII, pl. 2.

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Lot Essay

The present painting, one of only a handful of works by van der Schalcke with an identifiable landscape, was described by van Regteren Altena as 'one of the best views known of this frequently depicted village' (op. cit., p. 56). With its conspicuous church tower capped by a beacon, Egmond aan Zee, a small fishing village on the North Sea, was a popular destination for 17th-century Dutch painters like Jacob van Ruisdael, Salomon van Ruysdael, and Jan van Goyen, whose paintings of the 1640s provided a starting point for works such as this.

William Curtis Bok (1897-1962) was a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice. In addition to collecting Old Masters, he and his wife commissioned the sculptor Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) to design the interiors of their house in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania.

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