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    Sale 2795

    Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 23

    Circle of Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619-1668)

    A rocky river landscape with travellers on a track crossing a wooden bridge

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619-1668)
    A rocky river landscape with travellers on a track crossing a wooden bridge
    oil on canvas
    59.8 x 71.5 cm


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    Birgit Schumacher dates this painting to circa 1655.

    A similar composition by Philips Wouwerman was with Dorotheum, Vienna, 3 June 1996, lot 274.

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    Provenance

    with Gebroeders Douwes, Amsterdam, 1920.
    with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1923.
    Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.
    Recovered by the Allies, 1945.
    in the custody of the Dutch Government.
    Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker.


    Literature

    C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten Holländischen Maler des XVII Jahrhunderts, 1908, no. 358.
    C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in The Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London, 1980, p. 505, as Philips Wouwerman.
    Old Master Paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague, 1992, p. 324, no. 2882, illustrated, as Philips Wouwerman.
    B. Schumacher, Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668): the horse painter of the Golden Age, Doornspijk, 2006, p. 413, no. B47, plate 561, as copy after a doubtful painting by Philips Wouwerman.


    Exhibited

    The Hague, Schilderkundig Genootschap Pulchri Studio, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 3 November-2 December 1923, no. 141, as Philips Wouwerman.