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    Sale 5432

    Old Master & British Pictures

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    Jan Spaan (? c. 1742-1828 Amsterdam)

    The Oude Schans canal with the tower of Montelbaan, Amsterdam

    Price Realised  

    Jan Spaan (? c. 1742-1828 Amsterdam)
    The Oude Schans canal with the tower of Montelbaan, Amsterdam
    signed and dated 'JSpaan 1765' ('JS' linked, lower left)
    oil on panel
    10 x 13 in. (25.4 x 33 cm.)


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    The Montelbaan gun tower was built in 1516 to guard the Oude Schans canal, and its octagonal steeple was added in 1606 to a design by Hendrick de Keyser. It became an important addition to the city's sky-line, and was painted by numerous artists including Rembrandt.

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    Provenance

    with Williams & Son, London.