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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 171

    Gerard Pietersz. van Zijl (Haarlem c. 1607-1665 Amsterdam)

    Elegant company making music on a terrace with a sunset in the distance

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    Gerard Pietersz. van Zijl (Haarlem c. 1607-1665 Amsterdam)
    Elegant company making music on a terrace with a sunset in the distance
    oil on canvas
    61.6 x 74.6 cm.


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    Houbraken referred to van Zijl in his Groote Schouburgh of 1718-21 as 'the little van Dijck'. Van Zijl actually lived opposite the Anthonie van Dyck in London (see J.H.J. Mellaert, 'The works of G.P. van Zijl', in The Burlington Magazine, September 1922, XLV, pp. 147-8.

    A W. Bernt certificate, dated 16 September 1975, is included with this lot.

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    Provenance

    Since 30 years in the collection of the present owner.


    Literature

    H.-J. Raupp, Genre, Münster, 1996, II, pp. 260-3, no. 65, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Oelde, Rathhaus, Niederländische Orginalgemälde der Zeitgenossen Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 30 November-17 December 1983.
    Liesborn, Museum Abtei, Genrebilder, 22 September 1996-2 March 1997.
    Paderborn, Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle Schloss Neuhaus, Genre- Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, 16 January-22 March 1998.
    Mönchengladbach, Museum Schloss Rheydt; Oelde, Rathaus; Dessau, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie; and Gera, Otto Dix-Haus, Von Kavalieren, Dirnen und Quacksalbern, between 19 April 1998 and 11 January 2004.