London, South Kensington
8 December 2011
Allaert van Everdingen (Alkmaar 1621-1675 Amsterdam)
Sheep on a mountainside
signed with monogram 'AVE' (lower left) and inscribed 'A. Everdingen N'est qu'un morceau d'un dessin plus grand' (on the verso)
brush and brown ink, brown wash, unframed
4½ x 3 in. (11.3 x 7.3 in.)
Frederik Carel Theodoor, Baron van Isendoorn à Blois; Roos, Amsterdam, 19 August 1879, lot 45 (50 francs to F. Muller).
W. Pitcairn Knowles; Muller, Amsterdam, 25 June 1895, part of lot 223.
R.P. Goldschmidt; Prestel, Frankfurt, 4 October 1917, part of lot 206 (370 Marks to E. Richter).
J. Streep, New York.
A. van Loock (L. 3751).
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A. Davies, Allart van Everdingen 1621-1675: First Painter of Scandinavian Landscape, Doornspijk, 2001, p. 97, fig. 105.
A.I. Davies, The Drawings of Allart van Everdingen: A Complete catalogue, Doornspijk, 2007, no. 344.
Davies (op. cit.) suggested that this may be a fragment of a scene of 'October' for a series of the Twelve Months.
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