17 June 2004
Roelandt Savery (Kortrijk 1576-1639 Utrecht)
A wooded landscape with cows, birds and other animals by a lake, with a village beyond
indistinctly signed and dated 'Ro*la**/Sav*r*/16**' (lower right)
oil on panel
24¾ x 36¼ in. (62.8 x 92 cm.)
Erasmus collection, Berlin, 1931.
Max Loeser, Gleiwitz, The Hague and New York, by 1937 and by descent to the present owners.
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K.J. Müllenmeister, Roelant Savery, Freren, 1988, pp. 322-3, no. 260.
Dr. Joaneath Spicer (verbal communication, 18 February 1994), having inspected the painting in the original, agreed with Dr. Müllenmeister that the present composition is by the artist and dated it to the late 1620s or early 1630s.
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