The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Collection <Back
Landscape with Fisherman Family at Dusk
Swanevelt, Herman van
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Swanevelt, Herman van

Woerden, 1603 - Paris, 1655

See author's file

Landscape with Fisherman Family at Dusk

1639 - 1641. Oil on canvas Not on display

This painting entered the Museum as an original work by Herman van Swanevelt and as companion piece to Landscape with Hermit preaching (P5121), an attribution maintained in all subsequent catalogues and supported by Gerstenberg (1923), Waddingham (1964), Valdivieso (1973), Burke (1976), Barghahn (1986), Galera Mendoza (2001) and Steland (forthcoming). Barghahn misidentifies this landscape as entry no. 194 in the 1701 inventory of the Palace of the Buen Retiro, and this is also reported in the last general inventory of the Museum (1990).

The description provided in that inventory entry relates to Landscape with Wayfarers, Boy and Dog (P2140). The present work should be identified with a different entry in the same inventory (Fernández Bayton 1981 [196)].

The gentle light of dusk -the best time of day for fishing- illuminates the background and, filtering through the trees on the right, the small waterfall and the family fishing in the left foreground, leaving the rest in shadow.

The handling of the leaves of the tree in the foreground and the water is typical of Van Swanevelt. The mountain face on the left is very similar to the one on the right behind the rocks in Landscape with Carthusian (Saint Bruno)? (P2064). However, the representation of the leaves of the tree in the mid-ground is similar to that found in some of Jan Both`s drawings. Moreover, the rock face on the left appears in a drawing by Both that also features a meandering river at its base.

The X-ray image reveals the same manner of setting aside space for the foreground tree as in Van Swanevelt`s horizontal landscapes. However, the execution of the tree in the mid-ground, the vegetation covering the mountain face on the right and the contour of light that outlines this rock face and the background mountains suggest the possible collaboration of Jan Both. The figure type is characteristic of Van Swanevelt. The X-ray image shows that they are superimposed over the landscape. Steland links them to some of the characters that appear in the landscapes by Van Swanevelt in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj (Posada Kubissa, T.: Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, 2009, p. 332).

Multimedia

Technical data

Related artworks

Landscape with Wayfarers, Boy and Dog
Oil on canvas, 1639 - 1641
Inventory number
P002141
Author
Swanevelt, Herman van
Title
Landscape with Fisherman Family at Dusk
Date
1639 - 1641
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 210 cm.; Width: 156 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection (Palacio del Buen Retiro, Madrid, 1701, [nº 196]; Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, estudio de Andrés de la Calleja, 1772, nº 196; Buen Retiro, 1794, nº 1062).

Bibliography +

Gerstenberg, Kurt, Die ideale Landschaftmelerei, Halle, 1923, pp. 193.

Waddingham, Malcom R., Herman van Swanevelt in Rome, Paragone : mensile de arte figurativa, 1960, pp. 37-50.

Waddingham, Malcom R., Andries and Jan Both in France and Italy, Paragone : mensile de arte figurativa, 1964, pp. 13-43.

Waddingham, Malcom R., Andries and Jan Both in France and Italy, Paragone, 171, 1964, pp. 13-43 [28-33].

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Pintura Holandesa del siglo XVII en españa, Universidad, Valladolid, 1973, pp. 376.

Inventarios reales: testamentaria del Rey Carlos II : 1701-1, Museo del PradoPatronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1975, pp. 293/ lám.196.

Burke, James D., Jan Both : Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Tesis Doctoral, Garland Publishing, Nueva York, 1976, pp. 87/ lám.198.

Claudio de Lorena y el ideal clásico de paisaje en el siglo, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas, Madrid, 1984, pp. 196.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 661.

Barghahn, Barbara Von, Philip IV and the Golden House of the Buen Retiro in the Tradition of Caesar, Garland PublishingInc., Nueva York, 1986, pp. 199.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, I, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

Galera, Esther, Herman van Swanevelt y la pintura de paisaje en la Colección Real española del siglo XVII, Goya: Revista de Arte, 280, 2001, pp. 26.

Capitelli, Giovanna, Los paisajes para el Palacio del Buen Retiro, En: El Palacio del Rey Planeta. Felipe IV y el Buen Retiro, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2005, pp. 257.

Steland, Anne Charlotte., Herman van swanevelt (um 1603-1655). Gemälde und Zeicnungen, Petersberg, 2009.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2009, pp. 237-239.

Steland, Anne Charlotte, Herman van Swanevelt (um 1603-1655): Gemälde und Zeichnungen, Michael Imhof, Petersberg, 2010, pp. 174.

Roma naturaleza e ideal: paisajes 1600-1650, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2011, pp. 193.

Other inventories +

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos II, Buen Retiro, 1701-1703. Núm. [196].
[196] Ottro Pais del mismo tamaño y autor que el penultimo. Con Vnos pescadores Una mujer y Un chiquillo tasado en Settenta doblones.

Inv. Carlos III, Palacio Nuevo, 1772. Núm. 196.
Estudio de don Andres de la Calleja Pintor de Cámara de su magd. [...] {13329} 196 / = Retiro= Otro [pais] tambien de vn despeñadero de agua del mismo Lorenes y tamaño [dos varas y media de alto y dos escasas de ancho]

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Buen Retiro, 1794. Núm. 1062.
{3425} 1062. Otra [pintura] de Claudio Lorenes. Un Pais con una Cascada de agua y Pescadores: de dos baras y media de alto y dos de ancho ... 3000

Museo Real de Pinturas a la muerte de Fernando VII, 1834. Núm. f.430v.
Mil ochocientos sesenta y dos. Pais compañero al número seis con cascada y pescados [sic] Esbanell Lº, 10.000

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1799.
Swanevelt / 1799. Pais montuoso. / En el un rio y unos pescadores. Efecto de sol en ocaso. / Alto 7 pies, 6 pulg; ancho 5 pies, 7 pulg.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 1715.
1715.-(1799-R.)-Pais.-Terreno montuoso, con un rio que corre entre peñascales; en él algunos pescadores.-Efecto de sol poniente. / Col. de Carlos II, R. Alc. y Pal. de Madrid. / Alto 2,10; ancho 1,56.-L.

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Update date: 28-08-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

Other works by Swanevelt, Herman van

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.

Up