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 Hulst, Franz de (Dutch painter, ca. 1610-1661) , River Scene with Sailing Boats

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Title River Scene with Sailing Boats
Alternative Title Coastal Scene with Sailing Boats
Collection National Trust for Scotland (Newhailes House)
Artist Hulst, Franz de (Dutch painter, ca. 1610-1661)
Date Earliest about 1630
Date Latest about 1650
Signed yes
Description Frans de Hulst worked in Haarlem and was a member of the Haarlem Guild in 1631. His landscapes were influenced by the monotone technique adopted by Jan Van Goyen in the 1640s, as can be seen in this river scene where the paint is applied extremely thinly allowing the colour of the panel to dominate. De Hulst's river scenes are frequently dated to the mid-1630s.
Current Accession Number 21.60
Inscription front ll (on boat) 'F. D. Hulst'
Subject landscape
Measurements 40 x 61 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood {oak})
Acquisition Details Purchased from Trustees of late Sir Mark Dalrymple 1997.
Notes Although the painting is known as Coastal Scene with Sailing Boats, this composition is more likely to represent a river scene as this was a familiar subject in Hulst's oeuvre. A similar composition by Hulst was sold Christie's London 24, March 1972, lot 87. The two right hand figures in the foreground boat are the same as those in the Newhailes picture. The third figure is the same as the Newhailes figure but reversed. The two spires on bank are also repeated.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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