Panoramic Landscape with a Village

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Panoramic Landscape with a Village

circa 1648-1649
Paintings
Oil on wood
Panel: 11 1/4 × 14 3/8 in. (28.58 × 36.51 cm) Frame: 18 × 21 × 2 in. (45.72 × 53.34 × 5.08 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter (M.2009.106.9)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Thomas Sivright (1745–1835),(1) Meggetland and Southouse, Edinburgh (estate sale, Edinburgh

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Thomas Sivright (1745–1835),(1) Meggetland and Southouse, Edinburgh (estate sale, Edinburgh, Tait, 18 Feb. 1836, lot 2921, as Rembrandt, sold for 18.18 to); James Maitland Hog (1799–1858), Newliston (near Edinburgh),(2) Scotland, by inheritance to his son;(3) Thomas Alexander Hog (1835–1908), Newliston, Scotland, by inheritance to his son; Steuwart Bayley Hog (1876–1944), Bart. of Newliston, Scotland (sale, London, Sotheby’s, 16 May 1928, lot 10, as Philips Koninck, sold for 4 20 to); [Asscher and Welker, London]. [P. de Boer, Amsterdam]. Dr. Erich Lubbert (1883–1963), Schloss Sommerswalde, Schwante bei Berlin, 1936 until 1945, then South-West Africa,(4) by descent to; Lubbert family, South Africa, sold 1978 to/through; [Newhouse Galleries, New York, to]; Mr. and Mrs. Edward William Carter, Los Angeles, given 2009 to; LACMA.

Footnotes

(1) Thomas Sivright was a founding director of the Royal Institution. His extensive and eclectic personal collection was sold following his death. Edinburgh 1992, p. 170.

(2) Newliston was purchased in 1747 from John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl Stair, by Roger Hog, a London merchant whose son commissioned Robert Adam to design the present house, which remains in the family’s possession.

(3) According to a large handwritten paper label attached to the reverse of the painting: "Newhit . . . July 26 / 1858. This Picture of Rembrandt was purchased by me at the sale of pictures belonging to the late Mr. Sievewright of Miggetland [Meggetland near Edinburgh]. Mr. David Loring shewed me Rembrandt’s mark R in the right-hand corner below [no longer visible]. JMH 27 1/2 × 35 1/2." "JMH" was probably James Maitland Hog (1799–1858) of Newliston, whose grandson sold the painting in 1928.

(4) The German jurist and wealthy industrialist Dr. Erich Lubbert bought Schloss Sommerswalde in 1922 after having lived for twelve years in South-West Africa (former German colony, now Namibia). In Africa Lubbert founded Consolidated Mines, which he later amalgamated with Dr. Beers as De Beers Consolidated Mines. He was also the sole owner of Dyckshoff and Widmann, a multinational corporation based in Germany that constructed roads and railroads. A pro-fascist, Lubbert and his family fled the Soviet Army on 23 April 1945 and went to South-West Africa (then under South African rule), where he died in 1963. Baird 1987 and de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ErichLubbert, accessed 5 Jan. 2015.

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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

  • Dickey, Stephanie S., and Jochen Sander, editors. Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada; Frankfurt Am Main: Städel Museum, 2021.
  • 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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