ALLAERT VAN EVERDINGEN

A Wooded Landscape, with Traveller on a Path at the Right and a Church and City in the Distance Sold

Brush and black ink and grey wash, on grey-blue paper, faded to brown, with framing lines in brown ink.
Signed with initials AVE at the lower right.
inscribed Allert van Everdingen / Landschaft in pencil and Everdingen on the verso.
96 x 217 mm. (3 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

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The present sheet belongs with a group of autonomous landscape drawings in grey ink and wash by Everdingen, of which Alice Davies lists ninety-six examples in her catalogue raisonné of the artist’s drawings.

The first recorded owner of this drawing was the 19th century Nuremberg art dealer Johann Andreas Boerner (1785-1862), who inscribed the verso of the sheet with the date 1841, which is presumably when he acquired the drawing. The drawing later belonged successively to the noted German collectors F. Heimsoth (died 1879 or earlier) in Bonn, Dr. August Sträter (1810-1897) in Aachen and Rudolf Philip Goldschmidt (c.1840-1914) in Berlin and Frankfurt, before coming into the possession of the collection of the Czech lawyer and collector Dr. Arthur Feldmann (1877-1941). Feldmann began collecting drawings around 1922, and by 1939 owned about eight hundred sheets, mainly Central European drawings of the late 16th and 17th centuries. The collection was confiscated by the Gestapo in March 1939, and only a portion of the drawings have come to light since the Second World War. 135 drawings from the collection were acquired by the museum in Brno in 1942, and were eventually restituted to the Feldmann heirs in 2003. Five of these drawings were purchased in 2004 by the Czech government for the Moravian Gallery in Brno, and several others were dispersed at auction. In the past few years, thirty drawings from the Feldmann collection have been presented to the Albertina in Vienna by his grandson.

Provenance:
Johann Andreas Boerner, Nuremberg (Lugt 269), by 1841, with his signature and inscription 'J. A. Boerner / 1841 / DVO.dua' on the verso
His posthumous sale, Leipzig, 22 January 1863 onwards, lot 1154
Prof. Dr. F. Heimsöth, Bonn
His posthumous sale, Frankfurt, F. A. C. Prestel, 5 May 1879, lot 56 (bt. Sträter)
August Sträter, Aachen (Lugt 787), his collector’s mark on the verso
His posthumous sale, Stuttgart, H. G. Gutekunst, 10-14 May 1898, lot 1116
Rudolf Philip Goldschmidt, Berlin (Lugt 2926), his collector’s mark on the verso
His posthumous sale, Frankfurt, F. A. C. Prestel, 4-5 October 1917, lot 196
Dr. Arthur Feldmann, Brno
Looted by the Gestapo in 1939, during the Nazi occupation of Moravia
Accessioned by the National Gallery, Prague (Inv. DK 4588), with their stamp NGGS / PRAHA (not in Lugt) on the verso
Restituted to the heirs of Arthur Feldmann in 2013.

Literature:
Anna Rollová, Nizozemské kresby, 16. a 17. století (Dutch Drawings, 16th and 17th Centuries), exhibition catalogue, Prague, 1993-1994, p.35, no.33, illustrated p.55; Alice Davies, The Drawings of Allart van Everdingen: A Complete Catalogue, Doornspijk, 2007, no.185.

Allaert van EVERDINGEN

A Wooded Landscape, with Traveller on a Path at the Right and a Church and City in the Distance

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