"Signed 'nicolaes Molenaer' (haarlem 1630 - 1676), Landscape At Sunset"Nicolaes (or Klaes) Molenaer (Haarlem 1630 ca - 1676)
Work signed 'KMolenaer' and datable around 1660
Wooded landscape at sunset with stream, waterfall and lively village
oil on canvas, 78 x 108 cm.,Framed 98 x 130 cm.
Provenance: Private collection in England, Sotheby's (London), 2011, Christie's (New York), 1989
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Molenaer Claes (Haarlem around 1630 - 1676)
Claes Molenaer was a century-old painter Dutch: from Haarlem and member of the Guild of St. Luke from 1651, he specialized in the representation of landscapes and genre scenes, working in the circle of Jacob Van Ruisdeal. It had an intense artistic activity, characterized by a stylistic development marked by an evocative landscape, scenes with views of the forest, forests and valleys, paths, water channels with towers and villages, often animated by animated figures inserted into episodes of everyday life and draw with a fast and fluid touch. The current painting is a typical composition of the painter, realized with an evident quality and great control of the details, and characterized by a pleasant chromaticism; As a recurrent motif in her works, Molenaer animates the scene with groups of characters concerned with their daily activities, whether at work or at leisure. The work fully reflects his compositions, with delicate and soft colors, the silvery effect of water, the sky warmed by the reflections of the sunsets, the figures on the bank of the waterfall dressed in their characteristic clothes and their brightly colored headdresses. In short, it is a perfect example of Haarlem's painting of the seventeenth century.
The painting is cataloged in the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague, where it is possible to consult its history from 1937 (direct link: https://rkd.nl/ in / explore / images / 496).
The list of works executed and signed by Molenaer on the art market, of course of high quality, is considerable. In international auctions, the largest and most complex paintings, such as the one proposed, exceed 15,000 / 20,000 euros, reaching high figures for large works. As an example, we report below some of the paintings passed at international auctions, such as Christie's and Sotheby's, with relative estimates and realized prices:- https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot /1067-1/1304-nicolaes-molenaer.html- https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/nicolaes-molenaer-haarlem-16269-1676-a-river-5740923-details ...- http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.14.html/2010/old-master-paintings-am1090- http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/old-master-and -british-paintings-day-sale / lot.15 ...
The painting is in excellent condition.
Painting with a certificate of authenticity photographic according to the law (FIMA - CINOA)
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