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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 265

    Jan van Kessel Amsterdam 1641-1680

    A wooded landscape with a distant view of the Huis Ten Bosch

    Price Realised  

    Jan van Kessel Amsterdam 1641-1680
    A wooded landscape with a distant view of the Huis Ten Bosch
    indistinctly signed (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20¼ x 25¾ in. 51.4 x 65.4 cm.


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    This painting includes a distant view of the Huis Ten Bosch (meaning The House in the Wood), one of the famous buildings just east of The Hague. Built in 1645-52 according to the designs of Pieter Post, it originally served as the summer residence for Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange and his wife, Amalia of Solms.

    Provenance

    (Possibly) Anonymous sale; Jean Dulong, Amsterdam, 18 April 1768, no. 12, as 'Ruisdael' (72 Dfl to Yver).
    Oppenheimer Collection, Vienna, as 'Ruisdael'.
    Anonymous sale; Fisher, Lucerne, 13-17 June 1950, no. 2468, as 'Ruisdael'.
    Private collection, Zurich, 1951, as 'Ruisdael'.
    with Newhouse, New York, as 'Ruisdael'.
    Mrs. Elijah B. Martindale, by whom gifted to
    The Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1967, as 'Ruisdael'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART


    Literature

    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, Based on the Work of John Smith, London, 1907, vol 4, XIII, pp. 232-233, no. 736d as 'Ruisdael'[?].
    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Catalogue, 1970, p. 101, no. 67.27 as 'Ruisdael'.
    A. Davies, Jan Van Kessel (1641-1680), Doornspijk, 1992, p. 129, no. 20, illustrated.