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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 93

    Claes Jacobsz. van der Heck (Alkmaar c. 1578-1652)

    A view of Egmond Abbey

    Price Realised  


    Claes Jacobsz. van der Heck (Alkmaar c. 1578-1652)
    A view of Egmond Abbey
    oil on panel
    25.6 x 59.6 cm.

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    Nicolaes van der Heck specialized in views of abbeys and castles, of which several pair of views are known and it is likely that a pendant showing the castle of Egmond was painted to accompany the present lot.
    Drs. S. de Vries suggests that van der Heck's prototype was probably the view by Gilles de Saens in the Townhall, Zottegem, as the site was a ruin, following the sack by the Spaniards in 1575 (see De zestiende- en zeventiende-eeuwse schilderijen van het Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Zwolle, 1997, pp. 153-4).

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    with Jacques Goudstikker, until 1935.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 9 May 2000, lot 125 where bought by the present owner.