62 cm by 43 cm canvas
Very beautiful old frame of 86 cm by 69 cm
This superb painting is a work attributed to Adriaen van Kabel from his Italian period.
Adriaen van der Kabel (1630-1705)
Adriaen van de Kabel is a Dutch painter, engraver and designer (the united provinces)
In the Netherlands, he began to paint in the style of Van Ruisdael and Van Goyen, but was later influenced by the Mediterranean style. He left to live a few years in Rome, before settling in Lyon, where he married and where he was active until his death.
His name is sometimes written Van der Cabel, Vandercabel or Vandrecabel. . Little is known about van der Kabel's private life; he painted a lot, but corresponded little. Nevertheless, most biographers agree that in his youth he was a lively individual
From 1645 to 1648 he was a pupil of Van Goyen in The Hague. Thereafter, he left to paint around, sometimes quite far from this city. His first known work, a river landscape, dates from 1648. His productivity at this period was quite low in comparison with his French period; however, it is possible that a number of his paintings from this period were attributed to Van Goyen.
His paintings, until about 1660, bear witness to the Dutch style, following the model of Van Goyen, Van Ruisdaal and Cuyp: the sunlight, filtered by the moist sky, casts a silver sparkle on the represented scene. Small villages are pleasantly ordered. The red brown roofs of the little houses, the colors of the walls, match the range of skittish grays in the sky.
After 1654, however, van der Kabel became interested in Mediterranean landscapes. We know of him a painting from 1656, Zuidelijk havengezicht met twee torens (Port view from the south, with two towers), which then already shows all the style that van der Kabel would later perfect in Italy.
When he is about twenty-five years old, he therefore decides to leave (too) for Rome. On the road, he stops in Lyon, where he probably stays from 1655 to 1658.
In 1659 he arrived in Rome, which he was not to leave before 1666, and where he acquired mastery of the Italian style. There, he joined the Bentvueghels among them, he was nicknamed "Geestigheid" ("Humor"), a name which testified to his liveliness, his sagacity and his biting spirit.
After Rome, he stayed and worked briefly in Aix en Provence, Toulouse and Avignon. He recorded his travels in his sketchbook kept, until 1930, in the Cabinet des Estampes in Berlin; it is now lost.
He settled in Lyon in 1668,
He then produces landscapes and seascapes in which a clearly Mediterranean atmosphere emerges in shades that often lean towards brown. His work, at that time, shows influences from Caude Geléé, Casteglione and Salvator Rosa
From 1670 to 1672, the painter Johannes Glauber worked by his side, His reputation was built, so he produced for the Advocate General at the Court of Currencies several paintings intended for the decoration of his house in Saint-Genis. He is also invited to decorate the impressive Hôtel de Pizeys. He becomes one of the two "Master Guards" of the painters' guild.
He had several students, including his godson, Adrien Manglard
It was in this city of Lyon that Adriaen van der Kabel died on January 15, 1705.
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