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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 249

    Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622-1666)

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

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    Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1622-1666)
    A winter landscape with a horse-drawn sledge, skaters and golfers on a frozen waterway by a windmill, Amsterdam and the IJ beyond
    oil on canvas
    41 1/8 x 49 5/8 in. (104.5 x 126 cm.)


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    Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraaten was the most prominent member of a Dutch family of painters. He was famed for his depictions of winter townscapes, which demonstrate a marked interest in the topography of mid-17th century Amsterdam. The present work is a very fine example of the cityscapes for which Beerstraten is known, and incorporates the famous windmills of Amsterdam.

    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION