Jan van der Bent

Southern Landscape with
resting Shepherdess

Jan (Johannes) van der Bent
(*1650 – †1690)

Southern landscape with resting shepherdesses before ruins
oil on canvas, 87 x 75 cm

Provenance
Belgium, Private Collection until 2016

Price: 17.000 €

 

INQUIRY

So far, little is known about life and work of Jan van der Bent. He may have been a pupil of Philips Wouwerman as his oeuvre shows strong parallels to this artist.

The present painting is based on a work by Wouwerman, today in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. There are several versions of this painting but the execution and the condition of this work is remarkable.


Compare:

Oil on canvas, 110 x 87 cm, Vienna, Dorotheum, 21.4.2010, No. 309, London, Christie’s, 17.11.2015, No. 429. (There are several variations in the composition.)
Oil on canvas, 103,5 x 80,7 cm, Zurich, Koller, 27.3.2009, No. 3075 (Variations in the background and the composition.)

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