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    Sale 2798

    Pictures, Watercolours and Drawings 'Including Indonesian Art'.

    9 - 10 September 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 10

    Attributed to Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam 1603-1677)

    A moonlit river landscape with a town on fire

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Attributed to Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam 1603-1677)
    A moonlit river landscape with a town on fire
    oil on canvas
    59.5 x 75 cm.
    with two collector's wax seals on the reverse


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    Provenance

    Baron Wellens, Wiesbaden.
    Mathieu Neven; De Brauwere, Cologne, 17 March 1879, lot 154, as Aert van der Neer.


    Literature

    C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorrangendssten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, Esslingen, 1910, VII, p. 473, no. 468b.
    W. Schulz, Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk, 2002, p. 470, no. 1413, as doubtful attribution.


    Exhibited

    Düsseldorf, Ausstellung alter Malerei aus Privatbesitz veranstaltet zur Hundertjahrfeier des Kunstvereins für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, 1 June-15 July 1929, p. 32, no. 46, as Aert van der Neer.