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Anthonie Beerstraaten (Amsterdam 1639-1665)
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Anthonie Beerstraaten (Amsterdam 1639-1665)

The Herring Packer's Tower, Amsterdam, with figures on the quay

Details
Anthonie Beerstraaten (Amsterdam 1639-1665)
The Herring Packer's Tower, Amsterdam, with figures on the quay
signed with initials 'AB' (lower left)
oil on canvas
22¼ x 29½ in. (56.5 x 75 cm.)
Inscribed with inventory number '58422' (lower right).
Provenance
Lord Willoughby by 1865.
Shandon collection by 1877.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 1 February 1924, lot 5, to H.M. Clark, for £81.18s.
The father of the present owner by 1932.

Lot Essay

Anthonie Beerstraaten was an Amsterdam painter whose career can be dated to circa 1639-65. He is known for winter landscapes and Mediterranean harbor views, as well as scenes of daily life in Amsterdam, such as the present work. Anthonie may be the brother of Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraaten, an artist who specialized in similar subjects.

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