Mountain Landscape with Travelers

Attributed to Jan Hackaert and Adriaen van de Velde (Dutch, 1629–1699 and Dutch, 1635–1672 repectively)
Mountain Landscape with Travelers, ca. 1650–1699

Oil on canvas
54 x 70 1/8 in. (137.2 x 178.1 cm); frame: 65 ½ x 81 ¼ in. (166.4 x 206.4 cm)
Gift of Frederick Stafford, 60.37

Provenance

?—1800/1801, possibly: Collection of François-Louis-Joseph de Laborde-Méréville (1761-1801), Paris

August 12, 1803, Sale, "Tableaux des plus grand Maîtres des trois Ecoles," Bizet auction house, Paris. (lot no. 73 - did not sell). The painting was consigned by the art dealer Jean-Baptiste-Pierre LeBrun.

November 8, 1804, Sale, "Célèbre Collection de la Tableaux de M. Van Leyden d'Amsterdam," A. J. Paillet auction house, Paris. (lot no. 133 - sold for 800 francs). The painting was again consigned by Jean-Baptiste-Pierre LeBrun.

Before 1855-1924, Collection of the Stroganov family, Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. Possibly acquired as early as 1804 by Count Alexander Sergeyevich Stroganov (1733-1811); certainly in the collection of Count Sergey Grigoryevich Stroganov (1792-1882); by descent to Count Pavel Sergeyevich Stroganov (1823-1911); by descent to Prince George Shcherbatov-Stroganov (1897-1979)

May 22, 1924, Sale, “Tableaux Anciens,” Galerie George Petit, Paris, on behalf of Count Stroganov (lot no. 7)

1924-1959, Siméon Del Monte Collection, Brussels, presumably purchased from the Stroganov sale in 1924. Siméon Del Monte died ca. 1929, and his collection was inherited by his widow, son, and daughter, who jointly owned the collection until its sale in 1959. From 1939 until 1950, the collection was stored in Great Britain, primarily in Perth, Scotland.

June 24, 1959, Sale, "Important Old Master Paintings," Sotheby's, London, lot. no. 41

1959–1960, Collection of Frederick Stafford, New York

1960, Gift of Frederick Stafford to IU Art Museum

Exhibitions

1932, "Tentoonstelling van schilderijen door oud-hollandsche en vlaamsche meesters," Koninklijke Kunstzaal Kleykamp, The Hague, (cat. no. 30). Exhibition of the Del Monte collection.

June 1939-July 1950, Lent to the Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth, Scotland. The collection was displayed from June 1939-October 1940 and again from February 1943-September 1945. It was kept in storage for the remainder of the loan period.

February 28-March 30, 1951, "Exhibition of Paintings from the Del Monte Collection," Art Gallery & Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, England, cat. no. 21 (as "Mountain Landscape with River and Hunting Party")

1952-1953, Lent to the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands

1953-ca. 1958, Lent to the Stedelijk Museum, Gouda, The Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Smith, John. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters. London: Smith and Son, 1835. (vol. 6, page 305, cat. no. 6)

Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten Holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts. Esslingen: Paul Neff Verlag; Paris: F. Kleinberger, 1926. (vol. 9, cat. no. 50)

Alternate Titles

Mountain Landscape

Mountain Landscape with River and Hunting Party

Paysage avec Pêcheurs, Chasseurs et Animaux

Landschap met visschers, jagers en dieren

Remarks

Siméon Del Monte's heirs sent this painting, along with the family's entire collection, to the United Kingdom for safekeeping in 1939. Its whereabouts have been documented and accounted for during the war years.

The painting's frame dates from ca. 1800.