• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam ?1603-1677)

    A river landscape with figures disembarking on the bank, a burning town beyond

    Price Realised  

    Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam ?1603-1677)
    A river landscape with figures disembarking on the bank, a burning town beyond
    signed 'AV DN' ('AV' and 'DN' in monogram, lower right)
    oil on canvas
    17½ x 21½ in. (44.5 x 54 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Hölscher Collection, Mülheim-am-Rhein, and by inheritance to the
    Hölscher-Stumpf Collection, Berlin, by 1908 (p. 41 in the collection catalogue, according to Hofstede de Groot, loc. cit., below), and by inheritance to
    Geheimrat Johann Stumpf; Lepke, Berlin, 7 May 1918, lot 78.
    Anonymous sale; Dorotheum, Vienna, 11 December 1985, lot 525 (sold AS 900,000 [£34,000]).
    Hans Wertitsch, Vienna, from whom acquired by the following.
    Anonymous sale [The Property of a European Private Collector]; Christie's, London, 3 December 1997, lot 36 (£56,500 to the present owner).


    Literature

    M.G. Zimmermann, Niederländische Bilder des 17. Jahrhunderts, Leipzig, 1908, p. 41.
    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VII, London, 1923, p. 430, no. 451.
    F. Bachmannn, Aert van der Neer, Bremen, 1982, pp. 71 and 107, fig. 77.
    W. Schulz, Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk, 2002, p. 475, no. 1433, pl. 238 (as whereabouts unknown).