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Lot 3203 - A174 19th Century Paintings - Friday, 18. September 2015, 05.00 PM


(Middelburg 1803–1862 Kleve)
Mountainous river landscape at dawn, with castle ruins and travellers. 1854.
Oil on panel.
Signed lower left: B. C. Koekkoek 1854. Verso authentication and seal from the artist.
51 × 71.5 cm.

Swiss private collection.

We are grateful to Dr. Jan M. M. de Meere for confirming the attribution of this landscape painted on a mahogany panel, on the basis of a photograph, and for designating it as a particularly high–quality example of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek’s artistic skill. Dr. de Meere also confirmed the authenticity the artist’s authentication label on the reverse. It states the following: "Deze schilderij, voorstellende Een rivier met rotsachtige oevers waarop Burgruïnen bij Morgenstond is geschilderd in het jaar 1854 door den ondergeteekenden B.C. Koekkoek" (This landscape with rocky banks and a castle ruin on the heights at dawn was painted in 1854 by the undersigned B. C. Koekkoek).

CHF 25 000 / 35 000 | (€ 25 770 / 36 080)

Sold for CHF 126 500