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Salomon van Ruysdael
Landscape with a Ferry

oil on canvas
103.2 x 162.9 cm (40-5/8 x 64-1/8 in)
Probably Justice Charles H. Lushington, [1813-1874], Rodmersham Lodge, Kent; by inheritance to Charles Hugh Lushington [1862-1907], Mahurangi Heads, New Zealand; to his widow, Sarah Jane Lushington [d. 1932], Mahurangi Heads, New Zealand; [1](her sale, Christie’s, London, 1 February, 1929, no. 19); (de Casseres); [2] (D. Katz, Dieren), from 1934 until at least 1938. [3] (Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich); sold to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York) and (Pinakos, Inc) on 8 July 1952 [4]; sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 7 February 1955; gift 1961 to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, no. F61-72. [1] According to “Old Masters from New Zealand,” The Argus (February 4, 1929), Sarah Jane Lushington inherited the painting from her late husband, who in turn had inherited it from his father. She attempted to sell the painting at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, Pictures by Old Masters, July 13, 1923 (lot 64, as The Ferry, anonymous sale, bought in by ‘Lash’). Having failed to meet the reserve, the picture remained in her possession until 1929. [2] This is presumably Arthur de Casseres, a dealer who was buying at other London sales around this time. Information supplied by the National Gallery, London. De Casseres had a shop at 27 St. James’s Street, London. [3] Exhibited by Katz at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, 1934, no. 23. Still with Katz per Walter Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael, Berlin, 1938, p. 108, Cat. No. 345. [4 ]According to M. Knoedler and Co. Records, Series I, Box 10 and Series IV Box 118, Knoedler's stock n. A4947, accession number 2012.M.54, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
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