4 July 2000
Herman van Swanevelt (1600-1655)
A rocky wooded landscape with satyrs
signed with initials
red chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash, the verso rubbed in black chalk, the outlines indented, black ink framing lines
115 x 160 mm.
Pseudo-Crozat (L. 474).
T. Dimsdale (L. 2426).
W. Esdaile (L. 2617), with his attribution and date '1835 WE Swaneveldt'.
Anon. sale, Paris, Drouot, 21 June 1995, lot 37.
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The second in a series of four prints of Landscapes with satyrs engraved by the artist in Paris. Swanevelt, a pupil of Claude, was in France from 1623 to 1629 and after 1646, becoming director of the Academy in 1653.
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