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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 114

    Hendrick Keun (Haarlem 1738-1787)

    A view of a Alkmaar, with the 'Accijnstoren' on the Bierkade and the mill 'de Bul', carriages on the bridges and towns folk at their daily activities

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    Hendrick Keun (Haarlem 1738-1787)
    A view of a Alkmaar, with the 'Accijnstoren' on the Bierkade and the mill 'de Bul', carriages on the bridges and towns folk at their daily activities
    oil on panel
    26.5 x 35.9 cm.


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    We are grateful to Charles Dumas for confirming the attribution on the basis of a photograph, and to Laurens Schoemaker of the RKD, The Hague, for their kind help in cataloguing this lot. Seen from the Verdronkenoord, Keun depicted the Accijnstoren, built in 1622 in the typical Dutch Renaissance style, and behind it the mill 'de Bul’, with the bridge in the foreground uniting the Bierkade and the Limmerhoek. The double draw bridge in the background, which no longer exists, is the so-called Hoge Brug. Dumas has kindly pointed out the stylistic similarities with Keun’s signed view of the Amsterdam Houtmarkt in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv.nr.SK-A-3228), in the depiction of the brick work, the lady to the right and horses.