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Thomas Wijck

Italian Courtyard, c. 1640-1677
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Coarse plain-weave linen canvas. Dark red ground. The paint is quite thickly applied and individual brushstrokes are discernible. Beva-lined and stretched onto a modern stretcher. The canvas was previously adhered to an oak panel (not original) with a major vertical split in the centre. The structural problems of the panel were detrimental to both the canvas, which deformed and split, and the paint layers, which cracked and flaked leading to significant losses. The paint in the sky is abraded and there are numerous small old retouchings. There is a fine network of craquelure, which is worst in the centre, and there has been some weave emphasis. Previous recorded treatment: 1911, relined, Holder; 1953–5, Dr Hell; 1988, examined, Courtauld Institute of Art, S. Collins; 1998, consolidated, panel support removed, lined and restretched, T. Cumine; cleaned and retouched, S. Plender (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 38,3 x 31,1 cm
Current attribution
Thomas Wijck
since Kren 1980
Rejected attribution
Jan Miel
in Dulwich publications from Cat. 1817 until Murray 1980
Date
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c. 1640-1677 (1640 - 1677)
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Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2017-04-17; Last modified date: 2020-05-15

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