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Title: Catalogue of the Ehrich Galleries collection of valuable paintings : by the masters of the classic Italian, Dutch, Flemish, English, Spanish, and French schools
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects: Ehrich Galleries
Publisher: New York
Contributing Library: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation
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iminating collectors. His simplepictures, depicting rural scenes and personages, have a charmof their own, and an individuality which distinguishes them fromall other works. With exception of a brief visit to France, hiswhole life was spent in England. PIGS IN THE STRAW An occasional poem by George Moreland, the Britishfollower of the old Dutchmen who made butcher shops and pig-stys fashionable against the clamor of sensitive souls. The coun-try boy understood the fascination of the pigsty, and Morelandhas put one of his peachy-cheeked rustics at the door, gazing withtrue bucolic absorption upon the golden monsters. Trough, straw,broken dish, cabbage-leaves, are meant to carry out the realism,but neither color nor painting are realistic; the whole picture isbathed in a golden glow like a Rembrandt, and makes a harmonyof tones in which all such details are merged. Signed on boards of sty to right: G. Md.Engraved in mezzo-tint by Smith. On canvas; height, 18% inches; width, 23J4 inches.
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H b < i oo vO QD a 1 VO fl PP 2 < – 37 JAN BEERESTRAATEN Dutch School1622-1687 Beerestraaten was a painter of great merit. His marineviews are full of striking effects, the water painted in a mostadmirable manner, and appearing to move on the surface. Theyrepresent Dutch and Italian seaports, but are very rare. Exam-ples of his works are in the museums of Dresden and Amsterdam. WELCOME TO THE FLEET An uncommonly fine marine is this view of a seaport of Hol-land by Jan Beerestraaten, particularly interesting to New Yorkpeople, since it represents just such a scene as took place herewhen the Dutch Admiral retook New Amsterdam from the Brit-ish. The Dutch fleet has reached port and a State barge, in whichstands a man, who is the painter himself, is rowing from frigateto frigate. Other barges accompany this. Splendid cloud effects,beautiful perspective, remarkable knowledge of 17th century shipsand their rigging, sails, and decoration. Without regard to itshistorical va
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