• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 311

    Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraaten (Dutch, 1622-1666)

    Winter landscape with horse-drawn sledge, skaters and golfers on a frozen waterway by a windmill, Amsterdam and the IJ beyond

    Estimate

    Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraaten (Dutch, 1622-1666)
    Winter landscape with horse-drawn sledge, skaters and golfers on a frozen waterway by a windmill, Amsterdam and the IJ beyond
    oil on canvas
    41½ x 50 3/8 in. (105.5 x 127.8 cm.)


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    Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraaten specialised in paintings of winter townscapes. Although his work reflects the increased interest in topography in mid-seventeenth-century Amsterdam, a somewhat romantic atmosphere is noticeable in his winter landscapes. In this painting he shows the view under a dark, cloudy sky.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 21 May 1985, lot 158.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 12 June 1990, lot 212.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 10 November 1997, lot 135, where acquired by the present owner.