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Roelof Jansz. van Vries

Landscape with a tower, c. 1650-1700
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel (oak), oil paint
Two-member oak panel with vertical grain. The panel has a slight concave warp. There are various mended splits in the panel (including the central join, which detached in the past); these were caused primarily by a cradle previously attached to its reverse. The panel has considerable woodworm damage and has been thinned and the sides cut a little in the past. There is some damage to paint and ground around the join and splits and the lower-right part of the paint surface has flake losses (now retouched). The sky has been abraded in some areas. Previous recorded treatment: 1937, frame and panel paraffined; 1952–3 and 1960/65, cleaned and retouched, Dr Hell; 2005, side battens removed, cleaned and retouched, S. Plender, and structural work carried out (including removal of the cradle), A. Reeve (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 49,8 x 41,1 cm
including additions of 0.7 cm on all sides
Current attribution
Roelof Jansz. van Vries
since Murray 1980
Rejected attribution
Jan Wijnants
Since Britton 1813 until Cat. 1820 this picture was attributed to Wijnants and Wouwerman; then it was Jan Wijnants since Cat. 1830; Cat. 1953 returned to that attribution.
Anoniem (Noordelijke Nederlanden (historische regio)) c. 1650-1700
Since Richter/Sparkes 1880 until Cook 1926
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. 1650-1700 (1650 - 1700)
active
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Entered on: 2017-10-15; Last modification: 2020-05-14

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