A Panoramic Landscape

Object Details

Title:

A Panoramic Landscape

Artist/Maker(s):

Philips Koninck (Dutch, 1619 - 1688)

Culture:

Dutch

Date:

1665

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

138.4 x 166.4 cm (54 1/2 x 65 1/2 in.)

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Seen from a high vantage point, this panoramic view of a Dutch landscape seems to extend into a limitless distance. Sweeping clouds dominate the dramatic sky, emphasizing the low flat expanse of the land below. Patches of sunlight illuminate the water, trees, and buildings of a broad plain traversed by a winding river.

Philips Koninck specialized in painting panoramic views of his native countryside. Although the view seems convincing, he composed this imaginary landscape from various raw elements of nature, playing with expressive lighting and perspective upon a natural stage. The view assumes a point of view high above the earth, which did not exist in the flat land of Holland.

Provenance
by 1887 - 1898

Charles Henry Mills, first baron Hillingdon, 1830 - 1898 (London, England), by inheritance to Charles William Mills, 1898.

1898 - 1919

Charles William Mills, second baron Hillingdon, 1855 - 1919 (London, England), by inheritance to Arthur Robert Mills, 1919.

1919 - 1952

Arthur Robert Mills, third baron Hillingdon, 1891 - 1952 (London, England), by inheritance to Charles Hedworth Mills, 1952.

1952 - 1955

Charles Hedworth Mills, fourth baron Hillingdon, 1922 - 1978 (London, England)

1955

Edward Speelman, Ltd. (London, England), sold to Emil Georg Bührle, 1955.

1955 - 1956

Emil Georg Bührle, Swiss, 1890 - 1956 (Zürich, Switzerland), by inheritance to his heirs, 1956.

1956 - 1985

Heirs of Emil Georg Bührle, Swiss, 1890 - 1956 (Zürich, Switzerland), sold through Edward Speelman, Ltd. (London, England) to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.

Exhibitions
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School [...] (1887) (Cat. 72)
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), 1887
Dutch Pictures 1450 - 1750 (1952 to 1953) (Cat. 269)
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), 1952 to 1953
Sammlung Emil G. Bührle (June 7 to September 30, 1958) (Cat. 75)
  • Kunsthaus Zürich, (Zurich), June 7 to September 30, 1958
Hauptwerke der Sammlung Emil Georg Bührle - Zürich (December 5, 1958 to February 15, 1959) (Cat. 90)
  • Haus der Kunst (Munich), December 5, 1958 to February 15, 1959
Rembrandt after Three Hundred Years (October 25, 1969 to April 5, 1970) (Cat. 74)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, October 25 to December 7, 1969
  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, (Minneapolis), December 22, 1969 to February 1, 1970
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts, (Detroit), February 24 to April 5, 1970
Great Dutch Paintings from America (September 28, 1990 to May 5, 1991) (Cat. 38)
  • Mauritshuis, (The Hague), September 28, 1990 to January 13, 1991
  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, February 16 to May 5, 1991
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