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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    Pieter Molijn (London 1595-1661 Haarlem)

    Trees on a rise with travelers on a road

    Price Realised  

    Pieter Molijn (London 1595-1661 Haarlem)
    Trees on a rise with travelers on a road
    signed and dated 'P./Molyn./1654' (recto); numbered 'N. 640.-' (verso)
    black chalk, grey wash, pen and black ink, brown ink framing lines, fragmentary watermark fool's cap
    5¾ x 7 5/8 in. (146 x 194 mm.)


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    This drawing was once in the collection of Neville D. Goldsmid, an English businessman who lived in the Hague and amassed an exceptional collection of seventeenth century Flemish and Dutch paintings which included works by Nicolas Maes, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Cornelis Dusart, Gerard Dou and other Northern masters.

    Provenance

    H. de Kat; Rotterdam, Lamme, 4 March 1867, lot 179 (with two other drawings) (to van Beek).
    Possibly Blokhuizen.
    N.D. Goldsmid (L. 1962); Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 25 April 1876, lot 120 (with three other drawings for FF80).
    Christie's, Amsterdam, 15 November 1993, lot 71, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 23, 60, 73, 91, 131, 142, 143, 146 AND 151)


    Literature

    H.-U. Beck, Pieter Molyn 1595-1661: Katalog der Handzeichnungen, Doornspijk, 1998, p. 128, no. 237.