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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 317

    Circle of Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam ?1603/4-1677)

    A river landscape at dusk with a fisherman and a rowing boat, sailing boats beyond

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    Circle of Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam ?1603/4-1677)
    A river landscape at dusk with a fisherman and a rowing boat, sailing boats beyond
    oil on canvas
    16¼ x 19¼ in. (41.2 x 48.9 cm.)


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    Aert van der Neer is perhaps best known for the sense of space and atmosphere he injected into the 17th-century Dutch landscape. Van der Neer's evocative pictures may have been inspired by the work of Henrick Avercamp; however, his landscapes seem to take as their subject not the actors in the scene, but instead the effects of cool northern light, often in the context of moonlit riverscapes or, as here, descending darkness over a village and its environs.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 April 1998, lot 18, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION