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Title A Dutch Landscape
Collection Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Artist Mollinger, Gerrit Alexander Godart Filip (Dutch painter, 1836-1867)
Date 1862 (dated)
Signed yes
Description In the foreground of this landscape painting are three peasants ploughing a field. Visible in the left background are cottage roofs, some with smoking chimneys. The first owner, Professor Geddes was the Principal of Aberdeen University and the brother-in-law of John Forbes White, the noted collector and patron of Mollinger who, following the artist's death, returned to Aberdeen with several of Mollinger's works, which he then sold to friends and family.
Current Accession Number ABDAG004484
Former Accession Number 34.4.1
Inscription front ll '1862 A. Mollinger'
Subject landscape (Holland); figure
Measurements 70.6 x 110.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Professor John Harrower 1934.
Provenance Purchased from the sale of the contents of Mollinger's studio on his death by Professor Geddes; by descent to his son-in-law Professor John Harrower.
Rights Owner Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Author Jennifer Melville

 

 

 

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