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Lot No. 56


Gijsbrecht Leytens


(Antwerp 1586 – before 1656)
A winter landscape with travellers on horseback, outside a town,
oil on panel, 55 x 80 cm, framed

Provenance:
Renier d’ Udekem de Guertechin, Belgium

The present winter landscape is characterised by the graphic handling of the trees with snow-bound branches on either side and the gabled roofs of the village beyond and is a fine example of the oeuvre of Gijsbrecht Leytens. The soft light and the hazy ambience of the chill season in the current panel are hallmarks of the ‘Master of the Winter Landscapes’ as he was previously known until being identified by P. F. J. J. Reelick in the 1940s.

Trained in the Antwerp workshop of Jacques Vrolyck, Leytens was admitted to the Guild of Saint Luke there in 1611. Seventeenth century inventories record that the staffage in his compositions were painted by collaborators such as Frans Francken II and Sebastian Vrancx.
It has been suggested that the figures in the present composition are by Pieter Snayers (Antwerp 1592–1667 Brussels).

Specialist: Damian Brenninkmeyer Damian Brenninkmeyer
+43 1 515 60 403

damian.brenninkmeyer@dorotheum.at

09.06.2020 - 16:00

Realized price: **
EUR 75,300.-
Estimate:
EUR 40,000.- to EUR 60,000.-

Gijsbrecht Leytens


(Antwerp 1586 – before 1656)
A winter landscape with travellers on horseback, outside a town,
oil on panel, 55 x 80 cm, framed

Provenance:
Renier d’ Udekem de Guertechin, Belgium

The present winter landscape is characterised by the graphic handling of the trees with snow-bound branches on either side and the gabled roofs of the village beyond and is a fine example of the oeuvre of Gijsbrecht Leytens. The soft light and the hazy ambience of the chill season in the current panel are hallmarks of the ‘Master of the Winter Landscapes’ as he was previously known until being identified by P. F. J. J. Reelick in the 1940s.

Trained in the Antwerp workshop of Jacques Vrolyck, Leytens was admitted to the Guild of Saint Luke there in 1611. Seventeenth century inventories record that the staffage in his compositions were painted by collaborators such as Frans Francken II and Sebastian Vrancx.
It has been suggested that the figures in the present composition are by Pieter Snayers (Antwerp 1592–1667 Brussels).

Specialist: Damian Brenninkmeyer Damian Brenninkmeyer
+43 1 515 60 403

damian.brenninkmeyer@dorotheum.at


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+43 1 515 60 403
Auction: Old Master Paintings
Date: 09.06.2020 - 16:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 02.06. - 09.06.2020


** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes

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