188. [Flemish school]

DE VADDER, Lodewijk (circle of)

Forest landscape.

Ca. 1640

Drawing, black chalk, grey wash, framing line in black chalk, 33,5 x 21,7 cm, laid paper with watermark (Strasbourg lilly, Heawood:1811), unsigned (several brown stains throughout).

Hinged by upper edge to passe-partout.

A very vibrant and dynamic landscape drawing with a road passing through some trees at the forest edge. De Vadder was a follower of Rubens who specialised in landscape. He was active in Brussels as a painter, etcher and designer of tapestries. Like in many other drawings attributed to De Vadder the present sheet expresses a maximum of liveliness with a minimum of means, giving the drawing an almost modern flair. It can be compared to a forest landscape in the British Museum (inv. 1985,0119.3), or a drawing with same subject sold at Christie's sale (02.10.2004, lot 61).

€ 300 / 500

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