attributed to Philips Augustijn Immenraet

Woodland landscape, c. 1666
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
Medium plain-weave linen canvas, paste-lined (2004) onto fine linen canvas; there is an original horizontal join across the centre. The original tacking edges are missing, and at some point the left side was turned over and used as a tacking margin (it is now part of the main picture plane once again). It appears that the original canvas was cut down at some stage. There are some relatively minor (filled and retouched) damages to the support, including a chip in the lower left group of trees and a deep scratch in the lower left corner. The ground is red and contains red ochre, calcite and some lead white. The paint layers are generally in good condition and the craquelure, which has cupped and flaked in the past, seems to have been consolidated by the recent conservation. The layer structure of the paint varies from area to area: the sky is composed of two layers containing good quality ultramarine on top of smalt, while the landscape is much more complex, with a layer of brown ‘dead colouring’ over the ground and several further layers on top of this. The foliage in the lower part of the painting seems blanched, possibly due to the processes used in the old, nineteenth-century lining. Previous recorded treatment: 1994, tacking edges temporarily repaired and re-attached to stretcher, tears in canvas secured, S. Plender; 2004, technical analysis undertaken, L. Sheldon; 2004, old lining removed, relined and restretched, R. Watkiss; 2004, cleaned, losses filled, retouched, S. Plender.
rectangle (landscape format) 133,6 x 143,1 cm
Current attribution
attributed to Philips Augustijn Immenraet
Bron: Marijke C. de Kinkelder (1998, 1998, 2001, 2012)
several letters all present in the DPG651 file (Philips Augustijn Immenraet; RKD, no. 284894)
Rejected attribution
Jan van Haensbergen
when it entered the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1940 it was called Hannsbergen
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. 1666 (1664 - 1668)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2017-06-18; Last modified date: 2021-06-02


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