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Rustic Interior

David Ryckaert III (Flemish, 1612–1661)
Oil on canvas
36 3/8 x 45 5/8 in. (92.4 x 115.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1871
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): D. Rÿckart
comte Cornet de Ways Ruart, Brussels (until d. 1870); William T. Blodgett, Paris (from 1870; sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, Paris, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1870–71; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Taste of the Seventies," April 2–September 10, 1946, no. 48 (as "Stowage").

New York. Union League Club. "Exhibition from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 23, 1969–January 2, 1970, checklist no. 9.

New York Cultural Center. "Antwerp's Golden Age," November 20–December 30, 1973, not in catalogue.

Inventory of the estate of Joannes van Hove. 1676 [published in J. Denucé, "The Antwerp Art-Galleries: Inventories of the Art-Collections in Antwerp in the 16th and 17th Centuries," The Hague, 1932, p. 269], lists two pictures—an Emmaus and a kitchen scene—by Ryckaert, possibly this picture and MMA 71.12; notes that the Emmaus is located in the house of Jaspar Bouttats [probably the engraver Gaspar Bouttats].

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. 75.

Delphine Fitz Darby. "A Seventeenth-Century Flemish Painting in the Cleveland Museum." Art in America 28 (July 1940), p. 107, as "Stowage".

Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 238–41; vol. 2, pl. 91, discusses the subject and symbolism of this picture in relation to "The Yard of the Inn at Emmaus" (MMA 71.12), which he identifies as its pendant; tentatively identifies the MMA works with two pictures listed in the inventory of the estate of Joannes van Hove [see Ref. Hove 1676].

Walter A. Liedtke. "Flemish Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum—II: Van Dyck, Jordaens, Brouwer, and Others." Tableau 6 (February 15, 1984), pp. 32, 34.

Bernadette van Haute. David III Ryckaert: A Seventeenth-Century Flemish Painter of Peasant Scenes. Turnhout, Belgium, 1999, pp. 157, 165, 240 nn. 255–57, 260, p. 251 n. 435, p. 252 n. 444, no. B13, pl. 183, rejects Liedtke's [see Ref. 1984] identification of this and "The Yard of the Inn at Emmaus" (MMA 71.12) as pendants and as the works listed in the Hove inventory [see Ref. Hove 1676]; calls it instead a copy after Ryckaert's "Kitchen Still Life with Peasant Family" (no. A168; formerly Linköping, Östergötlands Länsmuseum), and states that the inclusion of cattle and a barking dog renders the attribution to Ryckaert uncertain; suggests a tentative attribution to Joos van Craesbeeck.

Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 197, 200, 245, appendix 1A no. 16, ill. p. 200 and fig. 34 (installation photograph).

Liedtke (1984)] indentifies this work and The Yard of the Inn at Emmaus (71.12) as pendants and bases his interpretation of the pictures on their relationship. Haute (1999), however, refutes this relationship.
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