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    Sale 7743

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Evening Sale

    7 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)

    A river estuary with Dutch shipping and a lighthouse

    Price Realised  

    Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)
    A river estuary with Dutch shipping and a lighthouse
    signed with initials and dated 'VG 1653' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    11 x 16 3/8 in. (27.9 x 41.6 cm.)


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    Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck has confirmed the date of the painting as 1653. He has further noted that the same guardhouse reappears in two other paintings, the first signed and dated 1651 in the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia (see Beck, op. cit., 1973, p. 321, no. 704) and the second signed and dated 1652, previously in the Marcell von Nemes sale, Munich, 16 January 1908, lot 29 (ibid., p. 322, no. 706).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 February 1954, lot 73.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 31 January 1997, lot 69 (sold for $300,000 to the present owner).


    Literature

    H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, II, 1973, p. 325, no. 714; and III, 1987, p. 228, no. 714.