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Marten van Valckenborch

Extensive Landscape with a River on the Valley

Panel: 51,5 x 74,8 cm


This landscape, whose panoramic conception and vivid yet sober palette are typical of the art of Marten van Valckenborch, also asserts itself through the meticulous and anecdotal description of the industrial activities of man: the coalmine in the foreground and the forge in the background provide a valuable account of early proto-industrial activity in the Rhine-Meuse basin.

Provenance :
Private collection, Germany

Littérature :
Alexander Wied, Lucas und Marten van Valckenborch, Luca Verlag Freren, 1990, cat. N°1, p. 246, ill. colour n°27.