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after Aert van der Neer

River scene by moonlight, c. 1628-1699
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Plain-weave linen. Red ground. Glue-paste lined; the original tacking margins are absent. The side edges are battened and filled with gesso (approximately 0.6 cm wide). Blisters at the edges. Some brittle cupping in the bottom left, and the stretcher marks are showing. There is abrasion down to the ground, particularly in the sky. Many small retouched losses. Previous recorded treatment: 1936, old wormholes in the stretcher filled; 1952–5, Dr Hell (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 57,5 x 74 cm
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Current attribution
after Aert van der Neer
since Cook 1914
Rejected attribution
Aert van der Neer
in Dulwich sources since the end of the 18th century; Cat. 1953; doubts were expressed by Jameson 1842 and Denning 1858 and 1859
Date
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c. 1628-1699 (1628 - 1699)
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  • after
    Aert van der Neer
    principael is in Sutherland collection: River Landscape by Moonlight with Two Fishermen to the Right, monogrammed, canvas, c. 55 x 68 cm. Duke of Sutherland collection, Mertoun House (formerly at Bridgewater House and before that at Stafford House, London), see Schulz 2002, p. 275, no. 599 (no ill.); see also RKD, no. 297648 for a print dated 1814

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Creation date: 2017-08-27; Last modified date: 2021-06-02

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