A Winter Landscape
Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1688)
Oil painting on panel, A Winter Landscape by Philips Wouverman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1668), signed, bottom right: Philips (in monogram) W. RH inscribed on the back of the panel. On a narrow frozen canal by old cottages are sledges and skaters; on the tright are a man and a woman on horseback, preceded by an old peasant, carruying a load on his back, on a raod under snow beyond. A rare winter landscape by Wouwermans showing the lively actvity of the skaters with the barreness of frozen landscape.
Jacob de Vos sale, 2 July 1833, lot 44; bought Broudgeest; Hendrick Six van Hillegon sale, Amsterdam, 25 November 1851, lot 54; Baron Lionel de Rothschild; thence by descent until ? accepted in lieu of tax on the estate of Yvonne de Rothschild by HM Treasury and transferred to the National Trust in 2000
Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1688), artist
Smith 1829-42 John Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, 8 vols and supplement, London, 1829-42, Vol. I, no. 315 Smith 1842 John Smith, Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, London, 1842, no. 119 Hofstede de Groot 1907-28 C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, 8 vols., London, 1907-28, Vol. II, no. 1146 Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 21