Published: January 9, 2001
Dutch and Flemish Masterworks on View until February 17
NEW YORK CITY – Jack Kilgore & Co. will host its annual winter exhibition of primarily “Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings” from January 22 to February 17.
Highlighting the event will be a painting of “The Holy Family” by Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617). Primarily known as a printmaker, his oeuvre consists of about 40 paintings. The gallery’s painting is signed and dated 1607. According to the gallery the work maintains the original canvas and has never been re-lined.
An earlier religious painting is “Madonna and Child with St. John” by the German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). This panel painting is signed with the artist’s crowned snake devise and dates to the 1540s, the artist’s mature period.
Another German artist, Georg Flegel (1566-1638) is represented with a “Still Life with a Pike’s Head.” The composition is an early example of Netherlandish still life painting, most likely produced around 1600 when Flegel first arrived in Frankfurt.
An important painting by Philips Wouwerman (1619-1688) is his “Triumph of Virtue over Evil.” Wouwerman, the famous landscapist who often included white horses in his compositions, executed this remarkable history painting in 1655. The subject recalls Albrecht Durer’s famous engraving “Knight, Death and the Devil.”
Another memorable piece is Salomon de Braij’s (1597-1664) “Odysseus and Circe.” De Braij belongs to the group of so-called Haarlem Classicist painters, who first introduced a classicizing style of painting into Dutch Seventeenth Century art and were inspired by ancient mythology. Another painting with a subject taken from a Greek source is “Diogenes Searching for an Honest Man” by Jan Victors (1619-1683). Other religious paintings exhibited are “Christ on the Road to Calvary” by David Teniers the Elder (1582-1649) for one of the most important public commissions in Holland in the Eighteenth Century.
A landscape by Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683), “Landscape with a Woman on a Dapple-Grey Horse,” reflects the influence of the Italy on Northern art, while in Roeland Savery’s (1576-1639) “Mountainous Landscape with a Entrance to a Mine,” the Tirolean scenery around Prague was the inspiration for the aritst’s compositions. “Winter scenes” by Hendrick Dubbels (1621-1707), Joos de Momper (1564-1635), and Jan van Kessel (1641-1680) complement this genre of landscapes.
The gallery, at 154 East 71st Street, is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday from noon to 5 pm; telephone 212/650-1149.
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