after Arnold Houbraken pasticcio after Arnold Houbraken

Landscape with boy and dog, 1700-1725
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
canvas, oil paint
Fine plain-weave canvas. The pale grey ground has deliberately been used as a mid-tone in some areas and the dark areas are thinly painted. The signature is incised into the paint surface, lower right. Glue-lined onto linen. The painting seems to have been stretched over a slightly smaller stretcher at some point in the past and the original tacking margins have been cut off. The paint film is worn and discoloured, and dark areas are abraded, causing the ground to show through. There is an old (reintegrated) paint loss in the centre on the pyramid. The sombre tonality of the work is probably due, in part, to discolouration of the copper green glazes of the landscape and foliage, and of the blue pigment of the sky (possibly smalt.) There is a fine, but fairly distracting, overall craquelure. Previous recorded treatment: 1874, surface dirt removed, varnished; 1952-, partially cleaned and restored, Dr Hell; 2001, consolidated, cleaned and restored, S. Plender (Sophia Plender).
rectangle (portrait format) 49,8 x 43,6 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
after Arnold Houbraken
pasticcio after Arnold Houbraken
Bergvelt/Jonker 2016
Rejected attribution
Karel du Jardin
all publications until Jameson 1842
Anoniem (Nederlanden (historische regio)) 1700-1725
Denning 1858 and 1859; and later publications until Cook 1926
Arnold Houbraken
Blunt/Burchard/Waterhouse 1953; Murray 1980
attributed to Arnold Houbraken
Beresford 1998
after Matthias Withoos
Sumner 1994 and Laing 1999 ('probably youthful – copy of a painting by Matthias Withoos?')
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1700-1725 (1700 - 1725)
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2017-10-02; Last modified date: 2021-06-02


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