Rafael Valls Ltd

Stand:   341

Old masters and fine European paintings

11 DUnited Kingdome Street, St James's
London, SW1Y 6BN
United Kingdom
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Gallery Information

  • Toby Campbell Contact person
  • Rafael Valls

Artists Exhibited at the fair:

  • Nicasius Bernaerts

    Nicasius Bernaerts

  • Abraham Bloemaert

    Abraham Bloemaert

  • Giuseppe Bonito

    Giuseppe Bonito

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Galerie Canesso
  • Melchior de Hondecoeter

    Melchior de Hondecoeter

    Artist's Objects:
  • Jean Baptiste Greuze

    Jean Baptiste Greuze

    Detailed Description : French School Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Richard Green
    Jack Kilgore & Co., Inc.
    Galerie Eric Coatalem
    Charles Beddington Ltd.
    Agnews
  • Wolfgang Heimbach

    Wolfgang Heimbach

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Koetser Gallery
  • WILLIAM HOGARTH

    WILLIAM HOGARTH

  • Angelica Kauffman

    Angelica Kauffman

  • Isaac Ouwater

    Isaac Ouwater

    Artist's Objects: Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Salomon Lilian
  • Erasmus Quellinus

    Erasmus Quellinus

  • Martino Rota

    Martino Rota

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    The Weiss Gallery
  • CORNELIS SAFTLEVEN

    CORNELIS SAFTLEVEN

    Biography : Born probably in 1607 in Gorinchem, Cornelis Saftleven was the son of Herman Saftleven, an artist who was probably a native of Amsterdam. After Cornelis’s birth, his parents moved to Rotterdam where two younger brothers, Herman the Younger and Abraham, who also became artists, were born. In 1625, his mother, Lijntge Cornelisdr. Moelants, died, followed two years later by his father, leaving the three underage sons in the guardianship of Hendrick Adriansz. and Jan Matheusz. van der Poel of Rotterdam. After training as a painter in Rotterdam, he may have visited Antwerp circa 1632-34. From 1634, he was in Utrecht where his brother, Herman the Younger, had settled and they collaborated on a portrait of Godard van Reede and his family . In 1637, Cornelis was back in Rotterdam, where in 1648 he married Catharina van de Heyden. She died in 1654 and Cornelis married, Elisabeth van den Avondt, a Catholic, the following year. The couple’s only child, Maria Jacoba, was baptized on 1 May 1660 and died on 2 April, 1662. Cornelis became Dean of the Guild of St. Luke in Rotterdam in 1667. He died in Rotterdam on 1 June 1681 and was buried in the Franschekerk five days later. Cornelis Saftleven was a draughtsman and an etcher as well as a painter. Arnold Houbraken described him as a painter of peasant scenes, guard-rooms and rural interiors but he was, in fact, a much more versatile artist, who also painted portraits, landscapes with cattle, cattle markets, biblical and mythological themes, images of Hell, allegories, satires and illustrations of proverbs. Although Saftleven had no documented students, Houbraken stated that Ludolf de Jongh studied with him. Exhibition : Born probably in 1607 in Gorinchem, Cornelis Saftleven was the son of Herman Saftleven, an artist who was probably a native of Amsterdam. After Cornelis’s birth, his parents moved to Rotterdam where two younger brothers, Herman the Younger and Abraham, who also became artists, were born. In 1625, his mother, Lijntge Cornelisdr. Moelants, died, followed two years later by his father, leaving the three underage sons in the guardianship of Hendrick Adriansz. and Jan Matheusz. van der Poel of Rotterdam. After training as a painter in Rotterdam, he may have visited Antwerp circa 1632-34. From 1634, he was in Utrecht where his brother, Herman the Younger, had settled and they collaborated on a portrait of Godard van Reede and his family . In 1637, Cornelis was back in Rotterdam, where in 1648 he married Catharina van de Heyden. She died in 1654 and Cornelis married, Elisabeth van den Avondt, a Catholic, the following year. The couple’s only child, Maria Jacoba, was baptized on 1 May 1660 and died on 2 April, 1662. Cornelis became Dean of the Guild of St. Luke in Rotterdam in 1667. He died in Rotterdam on 1 June 1681 and was buried in the Franschekerk five days later.

    Cornelis Saftleven was a draughtsman and an etcher as well as a painter. Arnold Houbraken described him as a painter of peasant scenes, guard-rooms and rural interiors but he was, in fact, a much more versatile artist, who also painted portraits, landscapes with cattle, cattle markets, biblical and mythological themes, images of Hell, allegories, satires and illustrations of proverbs. Although Saftleven had no documented students, Houbraken stated that Ludolf de Jongh studied with him.
    Detailed Description : A cat peeping through a fence Signed with monogram and dated 1666, lower right On panel – 4¼ x 5¼ ins 11 x 13.5 cm
  • Nicolaes Steenwijk

    Nicolaes Steenwijk

  • Abraham Storck

    Abraham Storck

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Richard Green
    Koetser Gallery
  • Frederick Valckenborch, van

    Frederick Valckenborch, van

  • Jan van Bylert

    Jan van Bylert

    Detailed Description : Dutch School
  • Gerbrand Van den Eeckhout

    Gerbrand Van den Eeckhout

  • C. van der Radt

    C. van der Radt

    Biography :
  • Nicolaes van Verendael

    Nicolaes van Verendael

  • Adam Willaerts

    Adam Willaerts

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Xaver Scheidwimmer