Waterfall after Karel Dujardin
A cascade near Tivoli; Italianate landscape with a horseman forcing a donkey into a brook at left, three other men fishing at right, two of which are holding a large trap, a cascade beyond, after Karel Dujardin. The illustration was published in Johannes Immerzeel’s “Het Koninklijk Museum van ‘s Gravenhage, op steen gebragt” (Amsterdam: 1828-1833). The litho was produced by Gysbertus Craeyvanger and printed on chine collé by Desguerrois & Co. The image is 26 x 23 cm, comes in a passe-partout and is in good condition.
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Karel Dujardin (Amsterdam, September 27, 1626 – Venice, November 20, 1678), was a Dutch painter. He is best known for his Italianate landscapes. Karel grew up at the end of the Kalverstraat, near the Munttoren, in a family of fat melters and butchers. His mother was from Antwerp, his father was born in Middelburg. In 1638 his parents went bankrupt. It is not known who he was a student of, but his great-nephew Pieter Nason, but also Nicolaes Berchem and Paulus Potter are mentioned. In 1649 he lived in Paris, where he married the widow Suzanne van Royen, who also had an Antwerp background. The following year he left for Lyon. In 1651 he moved to Amsterdam with his wife. The couple lived on Rozengracht, but moved to The Hague in 1656, where he became one of the founders of the Confrerie Pictura, the Hague painters’ guild; Dujardin also joined the militia in The Hague. In 1660 he came back to Amsterdam, where he made a career; his work was highly prized among collectors. In 1673 he lived on the prestigious Keizersgracht, not far from Spiegelstraat. Gerrit Uylenburgh involved him in assessing a shipment of paintings destined for the Elector of Brandenburg. Dujardin worked in a variety of genres. In addition to his pastoral landscapes, he also made history paintings and portraits of, for example, Jan Reynst and Jacob de Graeff. His portrait of Michiel de Ruyter, whom he met several times during the next sea voyage, is famous. In 1675 he left for Rome via Texel, Lisbon, Tangier and Algiers, where he became a member of the Bentvueghels. There he associated with the painter Johannes Glauber, and was known as Barba di Becco, or Bokkebaard. He moved to Venice, where he died of food poisoning and a short illness.