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    Sale 2801

    19th CenturyEuropean Art

    14 October 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 186

    Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (Dutch, 1824-1903)

    Gezicht op Haarlem: a panoramic view of Haarlem with the St. Bavokerk in the distance

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    Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (Dutch, 1824-1903)
    Gezicht op Haarlem: a panoramic view of Haarlem with the St. Bavokerk in the distance
    signed 'J.H. Weissenbruch' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    39 x 56 cm.
    Painted circa 1849.


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    Dr Hannema wrote the following in the H.E. ten Cate collection catalogue of 1955 concerning the present lot: 'In the foreground a landscape of dunes with low shrubs and trees. In the centre meadows, resplendent in sunshine. Beyond these, rather more in shadow, the Church of St. Bavo at Haarlem, and over all a grey cloudy sky, becoming lighter towards the left. An important work of the artist's early period, painted about 1849, in which may be detected the influence of the seventeenth-century masters. As we know, Weisssenbruch copied Jacob van Ruisdaels, famous 'View of Haarlem' (at the Mauritshuis in The Hague).' [fig.1].

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    Provenance

    Kunsthandel Frans Buffa & Zonen, Amsterdam, inv.no. 1921, as: Gezicht op Haarlem.
    Mr H.E. ten Cate, Almelo, thence by descent to the present owners.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the present lot bears a later signature, possibly by the artist.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    Dr D. Hannema, Catalogue of the H.E. ten Cate Collection, Rotterdam 1955, cat.no. 117, pl. 69, as: View of Haarlem.
    Dr R.G. de Boer, Jan en Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (exhibition catalogue), Breda 1961, cat.no. 46, ill., as: Gezicht op Haarlem (dated circa 1849).


    Exhibited

    Laren, Singer Museum, Jan en Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch, 10 December 1960-29 January 1961, cat.no. 46, as: Gezicht op Haarlem.
    Breda, De Beyerd, Jan en Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch, 11 February-20 March 1961, cat.no. 46, as: Gezicht op Haarlem.