Theodore van Heil

1635 - after 1691

A Winter Landscape with a Village

Medium:

Gouache on Vellum laid down on Panel

Category:

Landscape

Dimensions:

11.2(h) x 15.6(w) cms

Framed Dimensions:

33(h) x 42(w) cms

Signed:

signed: 'T.V.Heil.' lower left

Paired with:

Essay:

Theodor began his career as a pupil of his father Daniel van Heil (1604-1662), the well known landscape painter. Theodor was to specialise in landscape painting, often showing a special interest in topographical views. Most of these views represent the city of Brussels and its environs. In 1668 he was elected a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp. A number of Theodore's works are executed in gouache on vellum, this proved to be a very successful medium, especially in his smaller, delicately drawn country landscapes.

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While these two pictures depict different seasons and quite different landscapes their distinctive and identical signatures, as well as their identical sizes, suggest that they were always intended to be a pair.

A picture with a similar composition to the River Landscape is in the Burghley House Collection in Lincolnshire (Ref. MIN0033)

Provenance:

Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 9 April 1990, lot 122.

Paired artwork