9 July 1999
Jan Both (Utrecht c. 1615-1652 Utrecht) and Cornelis Poelenburgh (Utrecht c. 1586- Utrecht 1667)
An Italianate landscape with bathers at a river
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in. (51.5 x 61 cm.)
J.L. Miville; Christie's, 29 April 1899, lot 53 (34 gns.).
The Earl and Countess of Swinton, Swinton House, Masham, Yorkshire; Christie's on the premises, 21 October 1975 (=2nd day), lot 496.
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C. Hofstede de Groot, Verzeichnis der Werke, etc., IX, Esslingen, 1926, p. 426, no. 13.
Cornelis Poelenburgh often provided figures for Both's landscapes. Examples are in the National Gallery, London and, formerly, in the Busiri-Vici collection, Rome. The present picture can be dated circa 1645.
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