Fine Example of Compositional

“Towering Up” in the Golden Century

Romeyn, Willem (Haarlem c. 1624 – c. 1694). Animal Piece. Bull, two cows and three sheep resting by a pool in hilly landscape. Etching with aquatint by Johann Heinrich Tischbein II (Haina, Hesse, 1742 – Cassel 1808). Inscribed: WRomeyn pinx: / H. Tischbein fec. 1788., otherwise as below. 7½ × 9⅞ in (19.2 × 25.2 cm).

Willem Romeyn, Animal Piece

Wurzbach, Romeyn, 8; Nagler, Tischbein, 25. – Plate 7 of the 1827 Tischbein set Nagler 45 as a compilation mounted in points of throughout old till earlier impressions. – Trimmed to platemark. – From the collection of the legendary railway king DR. STROUSBERG, Berlin. – With caption in German:

“ The original is in the collection

of the Privy Senior Administrative Officer von Schmerfeld at Cassel .”

Fine plate by the pupil of Berchem and Dujardin, but contrary to these, so Bernt, “his ponderous gregarious animals are drawn more carelessly”. This ponderousness not to be stated here though, but otherwise the quite fine look of the animals. Furthermore “A standing cow (here bull) is typical … In the Albertina (Vienna) … well represented by 13 fine plates”. Furthermore on the right with the group of the cow and the three sheep attached to this

exemplary for the compositional “towering up” of the age

(Hella Robels in Snyders Catalogue Raisonné, 1989, pp. 60 f., by the paintings 12 + 15) as revived in the 20th century by, i. a., Franz Marc.

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(Frau C. K., 6. August 2016)