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Jan Both

Road by the Edge of a Lake, c. 1643-1652
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel (oak), oil paint
Two-member oak panel, joined horizontally. The panel has a wooden cradle on the reverse. The panel has been reduced a little on the right and probably left edges. There is some abrasion of the paint surface, particularly in the centre of the panel at the join. Some dark paint underdrawing is now visible in the trees and clouds due to an increase in transparency of the paint layers. There is some localised blanching in the left foreground, building and middle distance. The foliage has faded which probably indicates the loss or discolouration of a glaze containing a fugitive yellow pigment. Previous recorded treatment: 1866, ‘revived’, varnished and frame re-gilded; 1952-3, cleaned and retouched, Dr Hell; 1997, cradle, bars thinned and replaced T. Reeve; cleaned and restored, S. Plender (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 57,2 x 51,3 cm
Current attribution
Jan Both
Rejected attribution
Frederik de Moucheron
the figures were considered to be made by Frederik de Moucheron according to the inscription on the print by Barns
Date
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c. 1643-1652 (1643 - 1652)
according to Burke 1976: 1638-1642, but an oak panel suggests that it was painted in Northern Europe, not in Italy, so after 1643
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Creation date: 2011-05-29; Last modified date: 2021-06-01

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