Lucas van Valckenborch I

(Leuven c. 1535 - 1597 Frankfurt am Main)

A Landscape with a Peasant Wedding and a distant View of Antwerp

Signed and dated with monogram, lower left: 1574 / L / VV
Oil on panel, 24 x 31¾ ins. (61 x 80.8 cm)
Framed: 31¾ x 39¾ ins. (80.5 x 101 cm)
VP5083


Provenance

Sir John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick (1770-1859), Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham
His sale (†), Phillips, on the premises, 19 August 1859 (=16th day), lot 1624, as ‘Brueghel’, where acquired for 21 gns. by
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), and by descent at Middle Hill and again at Thirlestaine House to the following
Alan G. Fenwick
Anon sale, Christie's, London, 21 July 1950, lot 24, as ‘Pieter Brueghel the Younger’, where acquired for 1,100 gns. by
With Eugene Slatter, London, from whom acquired for £2,100 on 15 February 1951 by
the father of the previous owner, private collection, United Kingdom
Anon sale, Christie’s, London, 7 December 2023, lot 7


Literature

S. J. Gudlaugsson, 'Het Errera-schetsboek en Lucas van Valckenborch', Oud Holland, LXXIV, 1959, pp. 122, 125 & 132, note 29, fig. 6, where incorrectly recorded as dated 1577.
B. L. Dunbar, 'Some Observations on the "Errera Sketchbook" in Brussels', Bulletin des Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, XXI, 1972, p. 58, note 13.
A. Wied, Lucas und Marten van Valckenborch (1535-1597 und 1534-1612): Das Gesamtwerk mit kritischem Oeuvrekatalog, Freren, 1990, pp. 17, 21 & 140, no. 21, illustrated.


Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, Flemish Art 1300-1700, Winter 1953-4, no. 397.