Cornelis van Poelenburgh

(1594/5 - Utrecht - 1667)

An Italianate Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Signed with initials, lower left on a stone: C.P.
Oil on panel, 15⅞ x 19⅝ins. (40.5 x 50 cm)
VP5097


Provenance

Etienne-François de Choiseul (1719-1785), Marquise de Stainville and Duc de Choiseul
His sale, Paris, Boileau, 6 April 1772, lot 46 (FF 2,400 to Boileau)
Louis François de Bourbon (1717-1776), Prince de Conti
His deceased sale, Paris, Remy, 8 April-6 June 1777, lot 252 (FF 1,690 to Laglier)
Anonymous sale, Boileau, Paris, 15 March 1779, lot 148 (FF 1,200 to Paillet)
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 16 March 1956, lot 16 [The Property of a Lady]
With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, by 1956
With Alfred Brod Gallery, London, by 1956
With P. & D. Colnaghi, London, by 1957, where acquired by
Stella Donner, by 1960, and by descent
R. B. Fleming, London
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 6 July 2006, lot 180 [The Property of a Lady], presumably where acquired by a private collector, New York, until 2024
Anonymous sale, Christie’s, New York, 7 February, 2024, lot 5


Literature

F. Basan, Recueil d'Estampes Gravées d'après les Tableaux du Cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Choiseul, Paris, 1771, pp. 3-4, no. 34, plate 34
N. C. Sluijter-Seijffert, Cornelis van Poelenburch (ca. 1593-1667), Ph.D. dissertation, University of Leiden, Leiden, 1984, p. 232, no. 77
N. Sluijter-Seiffert, Cornelis van Poelenburch 1594/5-1667: The Paintings, Amsterdam, 2016, pp. 97, 114-116 and 305, no. 45, fig. 114


Exhibited

London, Alfred Brod Gallery, Autumn Exhibition, October-November 1956, no. 26
London, Colnaghi, Paintings by Old Masters, 24 April-25 May 1957, no. 27
Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, Ideal and Classical Landscape, 6 February-3 April 1960, no. 52
Southampton, City Museum and Art Gallery, on loan, 1965


Notes

ENGRAVED
B. A. Dunker, Recueil d’Estampes Gravées d’après les Tableaux du Cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Choiseul, published by Basan, 1771, no. 34.