Lot 233
Spring Auction: European Fine Art 2019
Cornelis Springer (1817-1891)

The Doelenkade in Hoorn, Holland

signed and dated 'C Springer 29 nov 74' (lower left)

charcoal on paper, 51x63,5 cm

Please compare this drawing to:
-an earlier preparatory study of this composition, with less figures on the road, a drawing of 42,5x57,5 cm, dated 17 October 1874, coll. Wijsmuller P.M. Soestdijk, and Waldeck Pyrmont, 1976, and to -an oil painting with the same composition in A. Ligthart, 'Door het oog van Cornelis Springer (1817-1891), een ontdekkingstocht langs de steden rondom de Zuiderzee', Schiedam 2015, ill. p. 99, no. 120: 'De Doelenkade te Hoorn bij zomer' (1875), oil on panel, 53x65 cm.

-The present lot has been in the collection of the family of the present owner since at least the 1930s.

Cornelis Springer (Amsterdam 1817 - Hilversum 1891) was fascinated by seventeenth-century architecture. He turned his attention to the port town Hoorn, which blossomed during the era of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company. Springer first visited Hoorn in 1872, followed by a second visit in 1874. He sketched studies of the old city centre between 15 and 17 October 1874. Some of his studies included the ‘Roode Steen met de Waag’ (‘Roode Steen with the Weighing House’) and the ‘Doelenkade’ (‘Doelen Quay’). Springer used fine pencil on large paper. He referenced most of these sketches for oil paintings in the following year. These works are defined by their fine details and dynamic figuration, and this was reflected in their price: they averaged approximately 1,000 Dutch guilders apiece. As this was the height of Springer’s fame, such prices were the rule, not the exception. The drawing in this auction is dated 29 November 1874 and was developed from an earlier study dated 17 October 1874. (Source: A. Ligthart, ‘Door het oog van Cornelis Springer (1817–1891), een ontdekkingstocht langs de steden rondom de Zuiderzee’ [‘As Seen by Cornelis Springer (1817–1891): An Expedition of the Cities along the Zuiderzee’], pp. 93–98.)

€ 4.000,00
€ 5.000,00
€ 4.600,00

Hamerprijs: € 4.600