Isaac De Moucheron (Amsterdam 1667 - Amsterdam 1744)

Italianate Landscape with Peasants and Donkeys Sold

Pen and grey ink and grey wash.
Signed and dated I. Moucheron Fecit 1712 at the lower centre.
Inscribed feitama and No 10 page 97. on the verso.
Further inscribed No. 45.a on the verso.
163 x 246 mm. (6 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

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The composition of the present sheet, as noted in the 1758 Feitama sale catalogue, appears to be inspired by the Italianate landscapes of such earlier Dutch artists as Jan Both. Another signed and dated drawing of 1712 by Isaac de Moucheron, a scene of a deer hunt in a forest, is in the collection of the Noro Foundation, The Netherlands.

Provenance:
T. Smits(?)
Purchased from him in 1754 by Sybrand II Feitama, Amsterdam
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Bernardus de Bosch, 16 October 1758 onwards, Album (Kunstboek) K, lot 10 (‘Een Dito [Italiaansch Riviergezicht], in de manier van Both gestoffeerd, mede Ao.1712. h. 6 1/4, br. 9 1/2’), bt. together with lot 9, also by Moucheron, by Fouquet for 50 fl.
Pieter Fouquet, Amsterdam
Private collection, Germany.

Literature:
Sybrand II Feitama, Notitie der Teekeningen…, MS inventory, 1746 onwards, p.34 (‘2 dito, overdwars, buiten Rome, ao 1712, gekocht ao 1754 bij T[…?] Smits(?)…50 -,’); Nina Wedde, Isaac de Moucheron (1667-1744): His Life and Works with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Drawings, Watercolours, Paintings and Etchings, Frankfurt, 1996, Vol.I, p.75.

Isaac de MOUCHERON

Italianate Landscape with Peasants and Donkeys

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