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Title Dutch Canal Scene
Collection Fairfax House, York
Artist Storck, Johannes (Dutch artist, active ca. 1666-1686)
Date Earliest about 1660
Date Latest about 1680
Signed yes
Description

The eldest brother of Abraham and Jacobus Storck, Johannes was born in 1630. Much less is known about him than about his more famous brothers, particularly Abraham (a painting by Abraham Storck hangs in the dining room at Fairfax House). Johannes' brothers became famous painters, of seascapes and of inland river scenes; Jacobus in particular favoured the latter subject. The brothers may have worked together, or shared a family studio, as all three worked on depictions of water and shipping. Having two famous siblings can only have helped Johannes during his own career.

This painting is one of a pair by Johannes Storck at Fairfax House depicting views of the river Vecht, a popular subject amongst Dutch artists. These views would have appealed to a wide range of patrons. Storck may have sold his paintings in the country, to folk who lived in or close by the places he depicted. Alternatively, he may have sold them to city dwellers, nostalgic for the rural areas they had left, or simply proud of their pleasant country.

Current Accession Number NT1984/001A
Former Accession Number P20
Inscription front lr 'J. Storck, burg'
Subject landscape; place (River Vecht)
Measurements 60.0 x 89 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Noel Terry 1984.
Provenance Acquired by Noel Terry from the dealer Sheridan in 1934.
Publications Brown, Peter, The Noel Terry Collection of Furniture and Clocks, York, 1989, p. 134, fig. 139.
Rights Owner Fairfax House, York
Author Dr Ruth Stewart
 

 

 

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