The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Rijksmuseum discovers new paintings by Dutch Golden Age master during preparations for major exhibition
Woodland Path, canvas on panel, 16.1 x 22.7 cm, ca. 1618-20. Private Collection.


AMSTERDAM.- Until very recently only twelve paintings by the seventeenth-century artist Hercules Segers were known. Extensive research by a team of specialists from the Rijksmuseum has now added six more to his oeuvre. Four of these works were previously practically unknown. The most recent attribution of a painting to Segers took place last week. It brings the total number of paintings that can be securely attributed to Segers to eighteen.

They are:

• Woodland Path, canvas on panel, 16.1 x 22.7 cm, ca. 1618-20.
• Landscape with a Wind Mill, canvas, 20 x 30.5 cm, ca. 1620-25.
• Mountain Landscape, panel, 25.7 x 64.1 cm, ca. 1625-30.
• River Landscape with Figures, panel, 45.5 x 88.5 cm, ca. 1625-30.
• Panoramic Landscape with Two Towers, panel, 18.4 x 32.8 cm, ca. 1625-30.
• Panoramic Landscape with a Town on a River, panel, 17.2 x 29.8 cm, ca. 1625-30.

All the ‘new’ paintings, which are in private collections, will go on show at the Rijksmuseum, along with one hundred and ten prints by the artist, in an exhibition Hercules Segers, which will run from 7 October 2016 to 8 January 2017, the most complete retrospective of the artist ever seen. The exhibition will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Since the middle of the last century, most art historians have agreed about the attribution of ten to twelve paintings to Hercules Segers. Thanks to exhaustive art-historical investigations and research into materials and techniques by a team of Rijksmuseum specialists, sixteen paintings and two oil sketches can now be presented as autograph works. The three paintings, Woodland Path, Panoramic Landscape with a Town on a River and Panoramic Landscape with Two Towers, all owned privately, have never been seen before. TheMountain Landscape from Hovingham Hall in England was last shown almost fifty years ago. Alongside the four works by Segers, there are two other paintings from private collections that have long been considered doubtful but may now also be definitively added to Segers’ oeuvre. They are the River Landscape with Figures and River Landscape with a Mill. Two new prints by the artist have also been found.

Taco Dibbits, General Director, Rijksmuseum: “Very seldom can one add so many new paintings to such a small oeuvre. It is truly fantastic that we can show so much unknown work by this most innovative artist of the Golden Age in the exhibition.”

Hercules Segers (1589/90-1633/40) was an artist, like Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn, who wanted to fathom and reproduce the essence of nature and the world. He combined scenes ‘from life’ with imaginary elements, as he did in the view from his own house on Lindengracht in Amsterdam, which he placed in a mountain valley. There is no evidence that Segers ever travelled or saw mountains in real life.

Rembrandt was a great admirer of Segers’ work and owned eight of his paintings. He also acquired an etching plate from Segers’ estate and replaced the figures with some of his own, but left the landscape untouched and printed it many times. Segers’ wonderful coloured etching remains popular with collectors and artists, but it was not until the 20th century that printmakers would experiment as freely again. Segers is consequently regarded as a precursor of modern graphic art and modern art in general.





Today's News

September 20, 2016

Rembrandt's four earliest paintings reunited for the first time at the Ashmolean

Photograph of 'The First Inaugural of Abraham Lincoln' offered at Sotheby's New York

Rijksmuseum discovers new paintings by Dutch Golden Age master during preparations for major exhibition

Sotheby's appoints Mari-Claudia Jiménez, Managing Director of Trusts & Estates and Valuations

The Rhine: The biography of a European river explored in exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle

Sale brings together over 200 of the foremost names in the contemporary art world today

IU's Eskenazi Museum acquires significant modern and contemporary works

Exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers Party founding

Chiharu Shiota creates a new site-specific monumental installation at Blain/Southern

Baltimore Museum of Art is one of only two major U.S. museums to feature an installation by transgender artists

Important 20th century poster collection to be featured in Kestenbaum & Company auction

Early American history and first edition fiction top Heritage's near-sellout Rare Book Auction

Queens Museum opens first survey of the 50-year career of pioneering performance artist Mierle Laderman

New curatorial hire: Elmhurst Art Museum welcomes Lal Bahcecioglu

University of Richmond Museums opens new ceramic exhibition

Joseph Gross Gallery exhibits works by Chad Wys and Jesse Draxler

Muhammad Ali proves he's still The Greatest in $1.4M auction

Broad Art Museum extends artist Sam Jury's exhibition beyond museum walls

Nizayama Art Park Power Plant Museum exhibits works by Izumi Kato and Chen Fei

Revolutionary collaborative series by Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen on view in Berlin

Fotostiftung Schweiz opens exhibition of works by Thomas Kern

Paintings and works on paper by Miriam Cahn on view at Blondeau & Cie

H&H Classics offer two very different Jags at Duxford

The D-Day Sale: Normandy Tank Museum collection achieves $4.2 million

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful