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Jan van Kessel (1641-1680)

Wood near The Hague, with a View of the Huis ten Bosch, c. 1665
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
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Illustration number 1001255176
Dimensions: 650x500 pixels
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Illustration number 0000343526
Dimensions: 2332x1781 pixels
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Coarsely woven linen canvas. The ground is mid-tone grey. Glue-paste lined; the original tacking margins are absent and the painting has been reinforced with a strip lining. The paint surface has a fine overall cupping and a dark craquelure that is denser around the trees. Some abrasion in the landscape and in the sky around the trees. A large area of damage in the centre of the lower edge has been retouched, with a smaller circular one above. The figures are slightly worn and thin. Previous recorded treatment: 1866, ‘revived’, varnished and frame regilded; 1912, lined, Holder; 1949–53, Dr Hell (via Leeds and RA); 1984, strip-lined, surface cleaned, retouching adjusted, revarnished, National Maritime Museum (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 118,7 x 154,9 cm
Current attribution
Jan van Kessel (1641-1680)
Bron: Kurt Erich Simon (1927)
Simon in 1927 and Rosenberg in 1928 independently suggested that the picture was by Jan van Kessel; this was endorsed by A. Davies in 1992
Rejected attribution
Jacob van Ruisdael
acquired as Ruisdael with figures by Adriaen van de Velde
Jan Wijnants
until 1992 by the gallery considered to be made by Wijnants
Date
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1665 (1660 - 1670)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
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Creation date: 2012-05-21; Last modified date: 2021-06-02

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