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Peasants Dancing

Johannes Lingelbach (Dutch, Frankfurt 1622–1674 Amsterdam)

Date:
1651
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (67.3 x 74.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1871
Accession Number:
71.123
  • Catalogue Entry

    Forthcoming

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (lower center, on bench): J:lingelbach 165[1?]

  • Provenance

    Abraham Delfos (until 1807; his sale, Bosboom, The Hague, June 10, 1807, no. 87); widow H. F. V. Usselino (until 1866; her estate sale, Roos and Engelberts, Amsterdam, January 30–31, 1866, no. 69, as "Fête champêtre," for fl. 69,353 to Enthouse); [Léon Gauchez, Paris, with Alexis Febvre, Paris, until 1870; sold to Blodgett]; William T. Blodgett, Paris and New York (1870–71; sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, New York, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1871; sold to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    East Hampton, N.Y. Guild Hall. "Design for Living," July 1–31, 1959, no catalogue?

    New York. Union League Club. "Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 23, 1969–January 2, 1970, checklist no. 12.

    St. Petersburg, Fla. Museum of Fine Arts. "Dutch Life in the Golden Century," January 21–March 2, 1975, no. 24.

    Atlanta. High Museum of Art. "Dutch Life in the Golden Century," April 4–May 4, 1975, no. 24.

    Wichita Art Museum. "5000 Years of Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 23, 1977–January 15, 1978, no. 45.

    Memphis. Brooks Memorial Art Gallery. "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 1–June 23, 1982, no catalogue?

    Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Museum of Art. "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 28–November 28, 1982, no catalogue?

    Hamilton, N.Y. Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. "Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 6–April 17, 1983, no. 2.

    Rochester, N.Y. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. "Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 3–June 5, 1983, no. 2.

    Amarillo, Tex. Amarillo Art Center. "Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 22–July 31, 1983, no. 2.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

  • References

    Catalogue of the Pictures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 681 Fifth Avenue, in the City of New York. [New York], 1872, p. 47, no. 117, states that it was formerly in the collection of Lord Palmerston, Broadlands.

    Emil Kegel. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: New-York, das Metropolitan-Museum." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 7 (1884), p. 462.

    F[ritz von]. Harck. "Berichte und Mittheilungen aus Sammlungen und Museen, über staatliche Kunstpflege und Restaurationen, neue Funde: Aus amerikanischen Galerien." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 11 (1888), p. 76.

    Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler. 23, Leipzig, 1929, p. 252.

    Bryson Burroughs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue of Paintings. 9th ed. New York, 1931, p. 214, as formerly in the collections of comte Cornet, Brussels, and Lord Palmerston, Broadlands.

    Catja Burger-Wegener. Letter to Mrs. de Ranitz. June 12, 1971, adds to the provenance of the picture; states that she is sure the last digit of the date inscribed on the picture must be a 1 or a 2; believes the painting must be one of the artist's first works after his return to Amsterdam from Italy in 1650; compares it with Lingelbach's "Marketplace in an Italian Town, with an Itinerant Toothpuller" (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), dated 1651, and relates it to the work of Pieter van Laer and Jan Miel, who influenced Lingelbach during his Italian period.

    Franklin W. Robinson. Dutch Life in the Golden Century. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Fla. St. Petersburg, Fla., 1975, p. 37, no. 24, ill., compares it with the artist's picture dated 1651 in the Rijksmuseum, and relates it to the work of Pieter van Laer and Philips Wouwermans.

    Catja Burger-Wegener. "Johannes Lingelbach, 1622–1674." PhD diss., Freie Universität, Berlin, 1976, pp. 72, 279–80, no. 111, relates it to the work of Miel and Cerquozzi.

    Stephanie Dickey et al. Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. Hamilton, N.Y., 1983, pp. 16–17, no. 2, ill., dates it to the early 1650s, soon after the artist's return to Amsterdam from Italy, based on its similarity to the artist's painting dated 1651 in the Rijksmuseum.

    Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 197, 211, 245, appendix 1A no. 117, ill., omits Lord Palmerston from the provenance of the picture, stating that "no trace of the painting has been found in the archives at Broadlands, and Gauchez's assertion is also implausible in view of its nineteenth-century Dutch provenance".

    Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 426–27, no. 106, colorpl. 106.



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