Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Archive for February, 2012

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Paul Rodman Mabury Collection (39.12.3). Seine and Old Bridge at Limay (1872)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 44.6 x 66 cm. Source: http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=4472;type=101. P.S. First seen in Gandalf’s Gallery.


Jan van der Heyden – National Gallery (London) NG6526. View of the Westerkerk, Amsterdam (probably 1660)

Materials: oil on oak. Dimensions: 90.7 x 114.5 cm. Inscriptions: signed and dated. Acquisition date: 1990. Nr.: NG6526. Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/View_of_the_Westerkerk_Amsterdam_1660_Jan_van_der_Heyden.jpg

This painting is unusually large. It was commissioned by the governors of the Westerkerk, for their meeting room, where it remained until 1864. The date, which appears with a signature on the lowest step of one of the houses to the right, is unclear, but probably originally read ‘1660’. The church was a comparatively recent building at that time, begun in 1620 to the designs of Hendrick de Keyser and completed in 1638. It is shown from the east, across the Keizersgracht.

Characteristic of van der Heyden, who specialised in town views, is the way the picture is painted in every minute detail. The figures were added later, and interestingly, given the artist’s attention to detail, their shadows and reflections in the water are missing (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-der-heyden-view-of-the-westerkerk-amsterdam).


Meindert Hobbema – Fitzwilliam Museum 49. Wooded landscape (1667)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 80.3 x 106 cm. Inscriptions: M.Hobbema f. 1677 (lower right). Given by Augustus Arthur VanSittart in 1876. Nr.: 49. Source: http://static.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/ccf/large/cam_ccf_49_large.jpg


Julius Sergius von Klever – private collection? Quiet autumn day in a Russian birch forest (1883)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 93 x 135 cm. Inscriptions: signature and year. Sold by Bruun Rasmussen (Copenhagen), Lot 353, in 2011. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gandalfsgallery/6855616335/


Gerrit Berckheyde – Rijksmuseum SK-A-5003. Gezicht op de Herengracht in Amsterdam, vanaf de Vijzelstraat (1671-1672)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 42.5 x 57.9 cm. Acquisition date: 2008. Nr.: SK-A-5003. Source: http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-5003/gezicht-op-de-herengracht-in-amsterdam-vanaf-de-vijzelstraat

Bocht met in classicistische stijl opgetrokken grachtenpanden op de Herengracht met de ingang van de Nieuwe Spiegelstraat aan de linkerkant. Tussen de nog onvoltooide gevelrij valt zonlicht en reflecteert op het water van de gracht. Bouwmaterialen liggen verspreid op de kade. Schuttingen schermen de onbebouwde kavels af van de openbare weg. Het laatste pand aan de zuidzijde van de gracht staat zelfs nog in de steigers (http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-5003/gezicht-op-de-herengracht-in-amsterdam-vanaf-de-vijzelstraat).


Bernardo Bellotto – Staatliche Kunstgalerien Dresden Gal.-Nr. 612. Der Neustädter Markt in Dresden (1749-1750)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 134 x 236 cm. Nr.: Gal.-Nr. 612. Source: http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/museums/new-hermitage/Bellotto_Bernardo-ZZZ-Market-place_of_the_Neustadt_in_Dresden.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light, colors and contrast of the original


Canaletto – Detroit Institute of Arts 43.38. The Piazza San Marco, Venice (c. 1738-1740)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 75.8 x 119.3 cm. Acquisition date: 1943. Source: http://www.myjohnwright.com/2010/10/piazza-san-marco-canaletto.html (“This reproduction of a D.I.A. painting by Canaletto can be found on the grounds of Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan”). P.S. I have changed the colors of the original photo.


Lev Kamenev – The Tretyakov Gallery (not on the site of the museum). Туман. Красный пруд в Москве осенью/ Fog. Red Pond in Moscow in Autumn (1871)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 68 x 113 cm. Source: http://www.russianpaintings.net/articleimg/kamenev/kamenev_mist_the_red_pond_in_moscow_in_autumn_1871.jpg


Jacob van Ruisdael – Staatsgalerie Schleissheim. Village in Winter by Moonlight (mid 1660s)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 36 x 32 cm. Nr.:? Source: http://www.steveartgallery.se/upload1/file-admin/images/new18/Jacob%20van%20Ruisdael-248736.jpg. PS. I have changed the light of the original photo.


Canaletto – The Wadsworth Athenaeum. The Square of Saint Mark’s and the Piazzetta (c. 1731)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 66 x 103 cm. Source: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/canaletto/piazza-san-marco-looking-south-west. P.S. I have changed the light and the colours of the original photo