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attributed to Jan Vermeer van Haarlem (I)

Landscape with a church, c. 1650-1691
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
panel (oak), oil paint
Two-member oak panel with a vertical grain, a very slight concave warp and a perfect vertical join. The reverse edges are beveled, except for the bottom, and there are thin battens added to the bottom and right edges. The right member of the panel has old wormholes, and there is a tiny chip at the right of the top edge. There is very slight thinness on either side of the path, but areas such as the trees and sky have some high impasto. There are some remnants of an old darkened varnish in the dips of the impasto (for example, in the middle-distant landscape below the church) due to a previous imperfect cleaning. Although largely well matched, some of the old retouchings appear slightly pale and matt. An unidentified signature or inscription has been noted on the rocks on the left. Previous recorded treatment: 1933, varnished; 1935, back of panel lightly paraffined to treat woodworm; 1953, conserved, Dr Hell; 2000, frame treated for insect infestation with Thermo Lignum Warmair process (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 43,7 x 53,9 cm
Signature/inscription
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  • lower left: johannis v...r
    indistinctly on the rocks
Current attribution
attributed to Jan Vermeer van Haarlem (I)
in Bergvelt/Jonker 2016, based on the attribution by Ian Dejardin
Rejected attribution
follower of Jacob van Ruisdael
in Beresford 1998
Adriaen Hendriksz. Verboom
from Richter/Sparkes 1880 until Murray 1980A
Anoniem (Nederlanden (historische regio)) c. 1650-1691
in Sparkes 1876
Hendrik van der Straaten
in Denning 1858 and 1859
Meindert Hobbema
in all publications until Jameson 1842
Date
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c. 1650-1691 (1650 - 1691)
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Creation date: 2017-10-15; Last modified date: 2021-06-04

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