Imagined Landscape of Dutch Colonial Brazil

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Imagined Landscape of Dutch Colonial Brazil

Holland, circa 1655
Paintings
Oil on wood
Panel: 18 1/4 × 24 3/4 in. (46.36 × 62.87 cm) Frame: 26 × 32 × 3 1/2 in. (66.04 × 81.28 × 8.89 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter (M.2003.108.3)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Heinrich Theodor Hoch (1845–1905),(1) Munich (sale, Munich, J. M. Heberle, 19 Sept. 1892, lot 167).

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Heinrich Theodor Hoch (1845–1905),(1) Munich (sale, Munich, J. M. Heberle, 19 Sept. 1892, lot 167). Adolph Bayersdorfer (1842–1901), Munich.(2) Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, in 1909, by exchange 3 Oct. 1947 to;(3) Valentin J. Mayring (1905–2000),(4) Hollfeld, bei Bayreuth. Private collection, Switzerland; [David Koetser, Zurich, sold 1977 to]; Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter, given 2003 to; LACMA.

Footnotes

(1) Heinrich Theodor Hoch was a wealthy real estate developer. His father, Theodor, was an economist. Bellinger and Regler-Bellinger 2012, pp. 368ff.

(2) The art historian Adolph Bayersdorfer was a curator at the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, and the founder of the Deutsches Institut Florenz.

(3) Nurnberg 1909, no. 396 (340), p. 120, as Germanisches Museum 334, gallery 89. A document dated 10 August 1950, signed by Dr. Peter Strieder, Haupt Conservator, Germanisches National-Museum, Nurnberg, states, "Laut Tauschvertrag von 3 Oktober 1947 in das Eigentum des Herrn Valentin Mayring, Hollfeld bei Bayreuth, ubergegangen ist." The painting was apparently traded for Portrait of a Bridegroom, Half Length, Standing in a Landscape, by Anton Heusler (act. Annaberg, Saxony, 1525–1561) (inv. no. GM 1462).

(4) Valentin J. Arnold Mayring (1905–2000), Munich, was trained as an apothecary. An estate sale of his property took place in Munich at Neumeister, Munchner Kunstauktionshaus, 21 Mar. 2001. Mayring may have purchased the painting by Heusler from the sale by Paul Graupe, Berlin, 17–18 June 1936, lot 52, as by Monogrammist A.G. The painting had belonged to the Jewish firm A. S. Drey before it was included in the forced sale at Graupe. It was restituted to the successors of A. S. Drey in 2007 and sold by them through Sotheby’s, London, 6 Dec. 2007, lot 137.

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Bibliography

  • Walsh, Jr., John., and Cynthis P. Schneider. A Mirror of Nature:  Dutch Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (Second Edition).  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992.

    View this publication in LACMA's Reading Room

  • Walsh, Jr., John., and Cynthis P. Schneider. A Mirror of Nature:  Dutch Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (Second Edition).  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992.

    View this publication in LACMA's Reading Room

  • Lago, Pedro Corrêa do, and Bia Corrêa do Lago. Frans Post, 1612-1680: Catalogue Raisonné. Milan: 5 Continents, 2007.
  • Walsh, Amy L. The Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carter Collection of Dutch Paintings. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019. https://archive.org/details/Carter_Collection_Dutch_Paintings (accessed May 23, 2022).
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