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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 22

    Wouter Knijff (Wesel am Rhein 1607-1639 Haarlem)

    A fortified town by a river with figures in boats

    Price Realised  

    Wouter Knijff (Wesel am Rhein 1607-1639 Haarlem)
    A fortified town by a river with figures in boats
    signed and dated 'WKnijf 1654' (WK linked, lower left)
    oil on panel
    73 x 104.5 cm.


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    Beck compares the present lot to a view of possibly Nijmegen in the collection of Fürst zu Salm-Salm in Anholt (op. cit., p. 246, no. 666). A picture with the same composition was offered with Sotheby's, London, 29 October 1980, lot 118, as W. Knijff (listed in Beck erroneously under the current lot).

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    Provenance

    with S. Nystad, The Hague, 1958.
    Anonymous sale; Van Marle & Bignell, The Hague, 11 September 1979, lot 26 (Dfl. 16.600).


    Literature

    H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk 1991, IV, p. 242, cat. 650, illustrated, as Nijmegen?.