Pieter van Santvoort Dune Landscape with a Country Road
Visitabile tra Sala 13
A sandy road with cart tracks winds among the dunes. Meadows are interspersed with copses, a farmhouse and a church tower. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, landscapes were often unrealistic, but this changed around 1630, when artists started painting places that were increasingly recognisable. This simple landscape by Pieter van Santvoort is an early example of this new type of landscape.
Pieter van Santvoort (Amsterdam 1604/1605 - 1635 Amsterdam)
Dune Landscape with a Country Road
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
31.5 x 46 cm
Signed and dated
lower left: p. Santvoo[r]t 162[.] indistinct
Possibly sale Amsterdam, 3 June 1919, no. 29; D. Katz Gallery, Dieren, 1940; Jacques Goudstikker Gallery/Alois Miedl, Amsterdam; sold to E. Gritzbach, Berlin; Hermann Göring, Berlin; Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit (inv. no. NK 2650); on loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, 1993-2010; transferred, 2010
This painting is part of the Netherlands Art Property Collection (‘NK collection’): objects that were stolen, seized or purchased during the Nazi regime. After the Second World War they were placed under the administration of the Dutch State. In recent decades, applications for restitution are taken into consideration again and some objects have been returned to the heirs of their rightful owners.