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Landscape with enraged ox



Adam Pynacker


1621 or 15 February 1622 - buried 28 March 1673




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Materials used

oil on canvas


98.5 x 86.4 cm; 117.3 x 105.2 x 7.0 cm frame


Purchased with funds provided by John Schaeffer 2004

Accession number


Artist information

Adam Pynacker

Works in the collection


Shown in 6 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Private Collection, pre 20 Mar 1764, Anon. sale, P. van der Schley and Hendrik de Winter, Amsterdam, 20 March 1764, lot 33, bt A. van den Bogaarde, fl. 39.15

Private Collection, pre 01 Jun 1765, Anon (N***) sale, Van der Eyk, Leiden, 1 June 1765, lot 53, fl. 27

Pierre-Louis-Paul Randon de Boisset, pre 27 Feb 1777, Paris/France, his estate sale, Rémy, Paris, 27 February 1777 ff, lot 103, 1,900 livres (with pendant)

Pierre de Grand-Pré, pre 16 Feb 1809, France, [dealer] his sale, Paris, 16 February 1809, lot 95, bt Paillet FF 3,000 (with pendant)

Paillet, post 16 Feb 1809, Purchased by Paillet at Pierre de Grand-Pré's sale, Paris, 16 February 1809, lot 95, FF 3,000 (with pendant)

Richard Hart Davies, MP, 1814, Bristol/Avon/England, his (anon.) sale, Coxe, London, 28 May or 1 June 1814, £120

Charles-Ferdinand, duc de Berry, 1814?-1820, France

Duchesse de Berry, 1820-04 Apr 1837, France, exhibited for sale Christie's London, April to June 1834 at £400, unsold; her sale, Paris, 4 April 1837 ff, lot 56, bt Paillet for A.J. Nieuwenhuys, FF 5,100

A.J. Nieuwenhuys, 04 Apr 1837, Purchased by Paillet for A.J. Nieuwenhuys at Duchesse de Berry's sale, Paris, 4 April 1837 ff, lot 56, FF 5,100

Freiherr de Mecklembourg, pre 11 Dec 1854, Germany, Freiherr von Mecklenburg, his sale, Febvre, Paris 11 December 1854, lot 10, FF 6,000

Matthew Anderson, 1857, Newcastle upon Tyne/England, Jesmond Cottage, near Newcastle by 1857

Marquise d'Aoust, pre 1902, dates unknown, probably Marquise d'Aoust, St. Leger, France (according to Hofstede de Groot, no.167)

Gustav Cappell, pre 1902, Essen/Germany, Given by Cappell to the Museum Folkwang, Essen 1902 ( G140). Cappell was Landesgerichtsdirektor of Essen.

Museum Folkwang, Essen, 1902-12 Mar 1975, Essen/Germany, Sold at Lempertz, Cologne 12 March 1975. Offered for sale at Lempertz 27 June 1974, lot 197, unsold.

Private Collection, 12 Mar 1975-1988, Switzerland, Bremgarten, near Bern, Switzerland. Purchased at Lempertz, Cologne 12 March 1975

Saul Steinberg, post 1988, New York/New York/United States of America, Purchased through Richard L. Feigen & Co, New York 1988

Jack Kilgore, New York, pre 27 Apr 2004, New York/New York/United States of America, Purchased by the AGNSW from Jack Kilgore 2004

Referenced in 13 publications


Richard Beresford, Look, 'New addition to Gallery's old masters', pg.24-25, Sydney, Jul 2004, 24, 25 (colour illus.).

Charles Blanc, Le trésor de la curiosité: tiré des catalogues de vente de tableaux, dessins, estampes, livres, marbres, bronzes, ivoires, terres cuites, vitraux, médailles, armes, precelaines, meubles, émaux, laques et autres objets d'art, Paris, 1857-1858, vol.2, 263.

Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke des hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, Netherlands, 1907-1928, vol.9. 182 (and possible no.167, but this could refer to a copy)

Frederik J. Duparc and Linda J. Graif, Italian recollections: Dutch painters of the Golden Age, Montreal, 1990, 154, 155 (colour illus.). 47

Laurie B. Harwood, Adam Pynacker, 1988, 91. no. 75

Laurie B. Harwood, A golden harvest: paintings by Adam Pynacker, United States of America, 1994, 62, 63 (colour illus.). 13

Laurie B. Harwood, Adam Pynacker: reflections on Italy, London, 1991, 59. (Appendix)

Gerard Hoet and Pieter ter Westen, Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen: met derzelver prysen, 1770, 449. 53

John Smith, Suppliment to the catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters, London, 1842, vol.3.

John Smith, A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters, 1829-1842, vol.8.

Ruud Priem, Dutch masters from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 'Travelling artists', pg.126-139, Sydney, 2005, 134 (colour illus.), 135.

Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstler, 1933, 477.

G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854-1857, vol.3, 481.