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Title A Dutch Mansion with a Garden
Collection Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Artist Bouttats, Johann Baptiste (Flemish artist, active ca.1690-1738)
Date 1730 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Bouttats was born in Antwerp before 1700. One of the large number of Bouttats working in Antwerp in the 1700s, he is known to have essentially worked as a jobbing artist, turning his hand to a number of different subjects. There has been much debate over the identity of the house depicted, which is typical of those popular in the late seventeenth-century Netherlands. However, the rising ground of the formal garden is certainly not a characteristic of the Flemish landscape. The artist is perhaps painting an ideal vision of a house to aspire to.
Current Accession Number TWCMS:B9987
Former Accession Number SAG 338
Inscription front lr 'J.B Bouttats f. 1730'
Subject buildings and gardens
Measurements 98.0 x 159.8 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. A. D. Shipley, 1909.
Publications Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1917, no. 338 as J. Boubbat; Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1921, no. 338 as J. Boubbat; Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1951, no. 338 as Johan Baptiste Bouttats; Wilenski, R.H., Flemish Painters, London, 1960, vol. 1, p. 506.
Notes There has been much debate over the identity of the house. A Witt Library photo suggests that it is Huis Rysyck, although this was disputed by Martin B. Asscher. Another house on the River Vecht has also been suggested, athough again this has never been confirmed. Interestingly, the house currently seen in the painting, was almost completely overpainted in the past, and changed to a probably more fashionable, ornately baroque mansion. The painting was cleaned in 1951-3, and the original building revealed.
Rights Owner The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Museums)
Author Elizabeth van der Beugel
 

 

 

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