Ludolf de Jongh and the Early Work of Pieter de Hooch

Ludolf de Jongh and the Early Work of Pieter de Hooch 49 R. E. FLEISCHER Ludolf de Jongh and the Early Work of Pieter de Hooch The appearance in the 1920s of two landscapes attributed to Pieter de Hooch seemed finally to give validity to Houbraken's assertion that de Hooch had studied in the studio of Nicolaes Berchem'. Berchem, a gifted painter of Italianate landscapes, was born in Haarlem in 1620 and was admitted to the guild there in 1642, shortly before leaving on a supposed two or three year trip to Italy. It was therefore presumably in Haarleln, following Berchem's return from Italy, that the young de Hooch spent his years of apprenticeship in the niid or late 1640s. The two paintings in question, however, seem less related to the work of Bcrchcm than they do to works of other landscape painters of the period. The Soldiers in a Camp (Fig. 1), which had been thought to derive froin a composition by Berchem (Fig. 2), seems much more closely related to an earlier landscape attributed to Dirck Stoop in the Gemaldc Galerie in Dresden (Fig. 3). The composition, with its strong recessional movement froln the foreground forms at the left to the deep space at the right, is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oud Holland - Quarterly for Dutch Art History Brill

Ludolf de Jongh and the Early Work of Pieter de Hooch

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© 1978 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0030-672x
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1875-0176
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10.1163/187501778X00051
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49 R. E. FLEISCHER Ludolf de Jongh and the Early Work of Pieter de Hooch The appearance in the 1920s of two landscapes attributed to Pieter de Hooch seemed finally to give validity to Houbraken's assertion that de Hooch had studied in the studio of Nicolaes Berchem'. Berchem, a gifted painter of Italianate landscapes, was born in Haarlem in 1620 and was admitted to the guild there in 1642, shortly before leaving on a supposed two or three year trip to Italy. It was therefore presumably in Haarleln, following Berchem's return from Italy, that the young de Hooch spent his years of apprenticeship in the niid or late 1640s. The two paintings in question, however, seem less related to the work of Bcrchcm than they do to works of other landscape painters of the period. The Soldiers in a Camp (Fig. 1), which had been thought to derive froin a composition by Berchem (Fig. 2), seems much more closely related to an earlier landscape attributed to Dirck Stoop in the Gemaldc Galerie in Dresden (Fig. 3). The composition, with its strong recessional movement froln the foreground forms at the left to the deep space at the right, is

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Oud Holland - Quarterly for Dutch Art HistoryBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1978

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