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    Sale 2812

    A Romantic Affair: Paintings from an important private Dutch Collection

    18 November 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 102

    Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove (Dutch, 1790-1880)

    A capriccio view of Leiden, with the Marekerk and the Oude Singel

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    Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove (Dutch, 1790-1880)
    A capriccio view of Leiden, with the Marekerk and the Oude Singel
    signed 'B.J. van Hove' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    45.5 x 59.5 cm.


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    In 1639 Arent van 's-Gravesande (1610-1662) provided, as the townarchitect of Leiden, the first design for the Marekerk. After a positive review by his teacher Jacob van Campen (1596-1657), well-known for the design of The Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the construction commenced and was finished in 1649. Other fine examples of the architect's work in Leiden are De Lakenhal (Oude Singel 28, in which the municipal museum is located) and the Bibliotheca Thysiana (Rapenburg 25).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, October 1933, lot 792.
    Mr B. de Geus van den Heuvel, Nieuwersluis, 1952; his Sale, Sotheby's Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 27 April 1976, lot 125, as: Stadsgezicht met trekschuit te Leiden.


    Literature

    Anonymous, Schatten der Schilderkunst, Amsterdam 1944, ill.


    Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum, Bewaring, cat.no. 21, as: Leiden.
    Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum, Schilderijen der Nederlandse en Franse School uit de verzameling van B. de Geus van den Heuvel, 20 December 1951-18 January 1952, cat.no. 23, as: Stadsgezicht met trekschuit te Leiden.
    Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Tentoonstelling Nederlandse Architectuur 1600-1900, 1953, cat.no. 51.
    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Van Romantiek tot Amsterdamse School, 7 July-29 September 1958, cat.no. B27, as: Stadsgezicht Leiden.
    Arnhem, Gemeente Museum, Tentoonstelling Schilders van 1815-1850, June-July 1960, cat.no. 22.
    Laren, Singer Museum, Keuze uit de Collectie B. de Geus van den Heuvel, 9 April-30 May 1966, cat.no. 23a, as: Stadsgezicht met trekschuit te Leiden.