Lot 16: MOUCHERON FRÉDÉRIC ET LINGELBACH JOHANNES (ATTRIBUÉ À)
October 9, 2012
Paris, FranceLive Auction
MOUCHERON Frédéric et LINGELBACH Johannes (Attribué à)
(1633 - 1686) (1622 - 1674)
Le départ des cavaliers dans le parc d'une villa
Huile sur toile
(Rentoilage ; petites lacunes vers la gauche ; ancien vernis oxydé et jauni).
Haut. : 73,5 - Larg. : 60 cm.
(voir la reproduction) MG 3924
Frederik de Moucheron was the son of the painter Balthazar de Moucheron and Cornelia van Brouckhoven.
His father came from a wealthy family of wine traders and is portrayed as one of the younger sons in the Moucheron Family portrait, 1563.
Frederik trained with Jan Asselijn and became a landscape painter.
He set off at age 22 for Paris, where he spent 3 years and then after a tour of Antwerp, Paris.
and Lyon, he settled in 1659 in Amsterdam.
There, he married Mariecke de Jouderville, the daughter of painter Isaac de Jouderville, in the same year and they had eleven children.
He is buried in Amsterdam.
He painted French, Italian, and Dutch landscapes.
To finish these scenes, contemporaries specialized in painting figures collaborated with him, such as Adriaen van de Velde in Amsterdam, Theodor Helmbreker in Paris, and at times Johannes Lingelbach, and Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem.
de Moucheron's son Isaac, named after the famous painter in his mother's family who was a Rembrandt pupil, became a popular engraver and painter, with many of his landscape wall decorations surviving in Amsterdam.
Johannes Lingelbach or Johann, (Frankfurt, 1622 - Amsterdam, 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter, associated with the second generation of Bambocciate, a group of genre painters working in Rome from 1625 - 1700.
In 1634 David Lingelbach, a German technician, settled in Amsterdam with his wife and children.
In 1638 the father hired and later established a labyrinth in the Jordaan.
He furnished it with machines, that could move or play music and depicting biblical or mythological scenes.
In the late 40s Johannes Lingelbach travelled to France (?) and Italy.
After returning to Amsterdam, around 1653, Johannes married.
Around 1662 Lingelbach lived in Reestraat, a small street near Prinsengracht; he became a close friend of Jurriaen Ovens.
His work began to show an influence from Philips Wouwermans' landscapes.
His skill in painting genre figures is no less accomplished in his depictions of architectural and natural objects.
He was often invited to paint the figures and animals within other artists landscape pieces, such as the Dutch master landscape painter, Meindert Hobbema and Jan van der Heyden.
 His study of architectural forms came from observing the paintings of another Bamboccianti, Viviano Codazzi, an Architectural Vedutisti, or view painter.
Lingelbach followed the style of the original Bamboccianti, Pieter van Laer, called Il Bamboccio, bringing his own Italianate style into influence of Northern European painters.
He is one of the few Dutch painters of the Bamboccianti, whose works are documented in depth, making his influence greater in the progression of the style.
 Some of his works in Rome were once attributed to Pieter van Laer, but are now rightfully claimed to be Lingelbach's, such as his, Roman Street Scene with Card Players, (National Gallery).
These works show the Italian influence of Caravaggio in their realism and refined chiaroscuro effect, also seen in works such as Lingelbach's, A mounteback and other figures before a locanda with a capriccio view of the Piazza del Popolo, Rome, (Royal Collection).
Lingelbach's forms were accomplished in there effects of light and spatial accuracy, but much freer than that of Codazzi.