23 - 24 June 2015
Cornelis Springer (Amsterdam 1817-1891 Hilversum)
A view of the Haarlemmermeer before the reclamation
authenticated and titled by the son of the artist 'Ondergetekende verklaart dat deze schilderij / voorstellende de Haarlemmermeer voor droog- / making bij (...) vervaardigt door mijn / vader den Kunstschilder Cornelis Springer af- / komstig uit diens atelier. / Hilversum 10/6-'91 / Leonard Springer' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
34.5 x 46 cm.
Painted circa 1853.
Acquired directly from the artist on 26 June 1854 by Mr. G.W. Geerlings (Dfl. 80).
Studio of the artist: Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 1 December 1891, lot 36, as: Le Lac de Haarlem. Mauvais temps.
Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 29 October 1968, lot 502.
Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 8 February 1972, lot 515.
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W. Laanstra, H.C. de Bruijn, Dr. J.H.A. Ringeling, Cornelis Springer (1817-1891), Utrecht, 1984, p. 87, no. 53-11 as: De Haarlemmermeer voor de drooglegging (1848-1852) and as signed and dated '12 Aug. '53' (lower right).
Depicted is the Haarlemmermeer before the reclamation which began in 1848 and the lake was dry by July 1, 1852.
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