9 July 1999
Lucas van Valckenborch (Malines c. 1535-1597 Frankfurt)
A village kermesse, a church and mountainous landscape beyond
signed with the monogram 'L/VV' (lower right)
oil on panel
11.5/8 x 16 in. (29.5 x 40.6 cm.)
Count Moltke, Copenhagen, 1871.
G.A. Sadolin, Dragr, no. 11, 1929 (his stencil on the reverse).
with Edward Speelman, 1965 (exhibition catalogue no. 11), when acquired by the husband of the present owner.
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J.S. Sthyr, Nederlandsk Landskabmaleri i Danske Samlinger, Copenhagen, 1929, p. 82.
A. Wied, Lucas und Marten van Valkenborch, Freren, 1990, p. 137, no. 15.
By comparison with other early works by the artist, Wied (loc. cit.) suggests a possible dating of 1572.
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