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Philips Koninck (Amsterdam 1619-1688)
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Philips Koninck (Amsterdam 1619-1688)

A group portrait of a gentleman and a lady with their children in an extensive wooded landscape

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Philips Koninck (Amsterdam 1619-1688)
A group portrait of a gentleman and a lady with their children in an extensive wooded landscape
indistinctly signed 'P. Koning.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
41¼ x 50½ in. (104.8 x 128.3 cm.)
Provenance
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, circa 1930s, where purchased by C.G. Hoare, London, and by descent to the present owners.
Literature
H. Gerson, Philips Koninck ein Beitrag zur erforschung der Holländischen Malerei des XVII Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1936, pp. 17 and 108, no. 39.
W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, III, Landau/Pfalz, 1983, p. 1545, no. 1047, illustrated p. 1597.
Exhibited
Norwich, Castle Museum, Dutch Paintings from East Anglia, 1966, no. 28.
King's Lynn, 1970, no. 13.
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Lot Essay

The present picture is remarkable within Koninck's oeuvre for combining his talents as a portraitist and a landscape painter in such an overt manner. Moreover, the landscape, which is composed along a strong diagonal axis, bears little relation to the panoramic views for which he is best known. Gerson (op.cit.) likens the compositional formula to Jacob van Ruisdael and notes that the rendering of the trees is comparable with Guillaum Dubois. He dates the picture to circa 1650 on the basis of the costume.
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