Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905] : Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s.

$1,650

Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905]
Netherlands > Holland
Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s
Oil on board
13 x 11 inches [unframed] | 23 x 21-1/2 inches [framed]
Signed lower right : ‘J. E. Morel’.

Marking type: Printed white horizontal rectangular paper label likely an auction number.
Location: Top middle frame verso.
Text: ‘408’.

Marking type: Hand-written number in black wax crayon, likely an auction or inventory number.
Location: Middle top panel verso.
Text: ‘434’.

Marking type: Hand-written number in white wax crayon, likely an auction or inventory number.
Location: Center panel verso (printed upside down).
Text: ‘128’.

CONDITION:
Unrestored estate condition.  Existing heavy surface grime.  Period original frame in unrestored estate condition.  Frame as an old repair or stain on upper left mitre.

DESCRIPTION:
Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905] was a Netherland genre painter who was the son and student of a well known Amsterdam marine painter Casparus Johannes Morel [1798-1861]. Morel II specialized in woodland scenes that often included small gestural figures. The work was part of a larger Romantic movement in art which idealized landscapes and ruins.  Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s is a typical example of the artist’s complete oeuvre.

PROVENANCE:
2019 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY, by descent ) ;
1981 Private collection of Henry George Smernoff [1919-2019], New Haven, CT, by descent ;
ca.1930s Nathan Smernoff [1896-1981], New Haven, CT ;
before 1930s Private collection of [unknown], New Haven, CT ;
before ca.1930s ( [unknown auction], based on numbers listed on verso of painting (#408) ) (likely) ;
ca.1880s Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905], the artist .

EXHIBITIONS:
[unknown] ;

Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905]
Netherlands > Holland
Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s
Oil on board
13 x 11 inches [unframed] | 23 x 21-1/2 inches [framed]
Signed lower right : ‘J. E. Morel’.

Marking type: Printed white horizontal rectangular paper label likely an auction number.
Location: Top middle frame verso.
Text: ‘408’.

Marking type: Hand-written number in black wax crayon, likely an auction or inventory number.
Location: Middle top panel verso.
Text: ‘434’.

Marking type: Hand-written number in white wax crayon, likely an auction or inventory number.
Location: Center panel verso (printed upside down).
Text: ‘128’.

CONDITION:
Unrestored estate condition.  Existing heavy surface grime.  Period original frame in unrestored estate condition.  Frame as an old repair or stain on upper left mitre.

DESCRIPTION:
Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905] was a Netherland genre painter who was the son and student of a well known Amsterdam marine painter Casparus Johannes Morel [1798-1861]. Morel II specialized in woodland scenes that often included small gestural figures. The work was part of a larger Romantic movement in art which idealized landscapes and ruins.  Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s is a typical example of the artist’s complete oeuvre.

PROVENANCE:
2019 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY, by descent ) ;
1981 Private collection of Henry George Smernoff [1919-2019], New Haven, CT, by descent ;
ca.1930s Nathan Smernoff [1896-1981], New Haven, CT ;
before 1930s Private collection of [unknown], New Haven, CT ;
before ca.1930s ( [unknown auction], based on numbers listed on verso of painting (#408) ) (likely) ;
ca.1880s Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905], the artist .

EXHIBITIONS:
[unknown] ;