Fredrik Marinus Kruseman (Dutch 1816-1882) The ruins of the abbey of Villers-la-Ville by moonlight 36 x 29.5 cm. (14 x 11 1/2 in.)

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Fredrik Marinus Kruseman
(Dutch 1816-1882)
The ruins of the abbey of Villers-la-Ville by moonlight 36 x 29.5 cm. (14 x 11 1/2 in.)

Sold for £ 4,320 (US$ 5,936) inc. premium
Fredrik Marinus Kruseman (Dutch 1816-1882)
The ruins of the abbey of Villers-la-Ville by moonlight
signed and dated 'FMKruseman/1853' (lower left), indistinctly inscribed '...l'Abbey de Villers/Brabant' on the reverse
oil on panel
36 x 29.5 cm. (14 x 11 1/2 in.)

Footnotes

  • The ruins of the Cistercian abbey at Villers-la-Ville were a popular motif for artists in the 19th century. Kruseman first painted the ruins in 1850, and returned to the subject several times. His depictions of the ruins show a certain licence however, as there are in fact two towers which still stand. The artist appears to have worked from sketches, adjusting the compositions to suit his needs, creating what B.C.Koekkoek referred to as a 'pleasing lie'.

    For comparable examples see the artist's catalogue raisonné, cat nos. 59, 67, 68, 70, and 231.

    Literature:
    Marjan van Heteren & Jan de Meere, Fredrik Marinus Kruseman 1816-1882, Scriptum, 1998, passim.

    We are extremely grateful to Dr. Jan de Meere, who has confirmed the authenticity of the present lot from photographs.
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