For a research project on late 16th- and early 17th-century landscape painting from Antwerp and its surroundings, the Rubenianum is focusing on the oeuvre of Gillis van Coninxloo II (1544-1606). Elise Boutsen, researcher at the Rubenianum, would be most grateful to CODART members for any suggestions or possible leads as to the current whereabouts of six landscape paintings attributed to Gillis van Coninxloo II.
The aim of this research is to gain further insight into Van Coninxloo’s early artistic activity and network while he was living in Antwerp, Zeeland and Frankenthal, prior to his move to Amsterdam in 1595, where he experienced his greatest professional success. The results of this research will be published at the end of 2016. In the meantime the interim results will be presented at the study afternoon Mastighe bomen & Groene Luyven on 17 March 2016 at the Rubenianum in Antwerp.
The Rubenianum is currently trying to locate the following paintings in private collections (click the image to enlarge):
Gillis van Coninxloo II, Landscape with Christ and the two apostles on their way to Emmaus, according to Christie’s Monte Carlo signed with monogram and dated 1588, oil on panel, 67 x 93 cm, auctioned at Christie’s in Monte Carlo 7th of December 1987, lot no. 33
Possibly Gillis van Coninxloo II, Landscape with a view on a village and presumable the Christ and the two apostles on their way to Emmaus, oil on panel, 50 x 72 cm, auctioned at Sotheby’s in Monte Carlo on 21-22th of June 1991, lot no. 231 as “School of Frankenthal Seventeenth-Century”
Possibly Gillis van Coninxloo II, Wooded landscape with Diana and the sleeping Callisto, oil on canvas, 114,2 x 176,5 cm, auctioned at Phillips Auctioneers in London on the 7th of July 1992, lot no. 49
Possibly Gillis van Coninxloo II, Landscape with Minerva and the Muses on mountain Helicon, oil on canvas, 114,2 x 175,5 cm, auctioned at Phillips Auctioneers in London on the 7th of July 1992, lot no. 50
Found! Possibly Gillis van Coninxloo II, Landscape with Venus mourning over the dead of Adonis, oil on canvas, 117 x 176 cm, auctioned at Christie’s in New York City on the 23th of March 1984, lot no. 144 as Adriaen van Stalbemt
Possibly Gillis van Coninxloo II, Wooded landscape with hunters and horses near a pond, oil on wood, 49 x 82 cm, auctioned by Dorotheum in Vienna on 17th of March 1955, lot no. 23
If you are aware of any other paintings or drawings linked to Gillis van Coninxloo II in private collections, we would greatly appreciate any information about these artworks. It would be a good opportunity to include these in the publication.
If you have any information concerning these artworks, please contact Elise Boutsen, researcher: firstname.lastname@example.org.