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Title Mountain Landscape with Figures and a Hawking Party
Collection Mount Edgcumbe House
Artist Unknown
Previously attributed to Edema, Gerard Van (Dutch painter, ca.1652-ca.1700)
Date Earliest possibly about 1650
Date Latest possibly about 1675
Description This small landscape is one of a pair previously attributed to Gerard Van Edema. The size, colouring, composition, technique and subject matter of the two paintings are nonetheless all strikingly different to his other ascribed works, and are unlikely to be from his hand. Both works show fictitious neoclassically composed landscapes. This one appears particularly Italianate in its graceful mountain vista and the architecture of the town in the valley. The size of the composition and the fine detail portrayed, for example in the figures of the hawking party, are reminiscent of seventeenth-century Dutch 'cabinet' paintings.
Current Accession Number Plymm.041
Subject landscape; everyday life
Measurements 37 x 48 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given in lieu of tax from the estate of Edward Piers, 7th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, 1985.
Provenance Possibly purchased by Sir Richard Edgcumbe (1639-1688); by descent through the Mount Edgcumbe family.
Notes

Pair to Mountain Landscape with Figures approaching a Landing Stage with Boats (Plymm.042).

Recorded in the inventory of paintings at Mount Edgcumbe House (possibly compiled before 1941): (Gallery) '§Landscape§ / Size 1'6 3/4§ x 1'2 1/2§. Painted by G. Edema.'

Recorded in 1961 inventory of paintings at Mount Edgcumbe: (Hall) 'W. Wall: Landscape - Gerard Edema (1650)'.

Rights Owner Copyright Mount Edgcumbe Collection
Author Dr Anne L. Cowe

 

 

 

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