Hercules Seghers

River Valley

1033 detail signatuur
1033 achterzijde
1033 ingelijst
1033 voorzijde
1033 voorzijde

Hercules Seghers
River Valley

1620 Not on view

A landscape with a tumbling river and rugged boulders. Seghers painted this imaginary landscape with fanciful brushstrokes, creating a grand and mysterious landscape on this small panel. The effect is reinforced by the passers-by, who appear very small and insignificant in the overwhelming presence of nature.

We know of only eleven paintings of mountainous fantasy landscapes and topographical cityscapes by Seghers. But there will have been more than that – Rembrandt alone had eight in his possession.

Technical details
1033 voorzijde

Hercules Seghers
River Valley

1620 Not on view

Acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, the Royal Dutch Foundries and Steel Mills Ltd, IJmuiden and the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1969
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Details

General information
Hercules Seghers (Haarlem 1589/1590 - 1637/1638 Haarlem)
River Valley
1620
painting
1033
Material and technical details
oil
panel
53 x 22.5 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder: hercules segers

Provenance

L. Sievers, Amsterdam, 1875; F. Görlitz, Amsterdam, 1901; (?) Count Cavens, Brussels, 1922; Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin; H. Coray-Stoop, Ellenbach and Zürich, c.1920; E.M.L. Kessler-Stoop, IJmuiden; purchased with the support of the Rembrandt Association, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, the Royal Dutch Foundries and Steel Mills Ltd, IJmuiden and the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1969