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Attributed to Jan Wouwerman (Haarlem 1629-1666)
Attributed to Jan Wouwerman (Haarlem 1629-1666)

A panoramic view over a hilly landscape, with a piebald horse in the foreground

Attributed to Jan Wouwerman (Haarlem 1629-1666)
A panoramic view over a hilly landscape, with a piebald horse in the foreground
with indistinct signature
oil on panel
11¾ x 13¾ in. (30 x 35 cm.)
Hans Ludwig Larsen, Wassenaar (1892-1937), by 1935;
Loaned by Susanne Menzel Larsen (1911-2001) to the De Lakenhal Museum, Leiden, 6 July, 1939;
Confiscated by the German authorities following the occupation of The Netherlands, after May 1940;
Sale, Van Marle and Bignell, the Hague, 25 January, 1943, lot 70 as J. Vermeer van Haarlem;
J.D.C. Jansen, Den Haag, acquired at the above sale.
with Galerie Gerstenberger, Chemnitz, by 1944;
Acquired from the above for the Sonderauftrag, 21 March, 1944 (Linz no. 3429);
Recovered by the Monuments Fine Arts and Archives Section from the Salt Mines at Alt Aussee (Alt Aussee no. 4908);
and transferred to the Central Collecting Point, Munich, 15 October, 1945 (MCCP no. 9688);
Transferred to the Stichting Nederlandsch Kunstbezit, The Netherlands, 18 June, 1946 (NK 1451);
Restituted to the heirs of Hans Ludwig Larsen, 2014.
Old master paintings. An illustrated summary catalogue. Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst/The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts, Zwolle and The Hague, 1992, p. 196, no. 1646, as Jan van der Meer II.
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Oude kunst uit Haagsch bezit, 12 December 1936-31 January 1937, no. 136, as Netherlandish Master, 1650.
Paris, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt.
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Please note this painting is unsigned.

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Lot Essay

The third son of the painter Paulus Joostens Wouwerman of Alkmaar (d. 1642), Jan likely trained with his eldest brother, the celebrated Philips Wouwerman. As the present work reveals, like his brother, Jan excelled at landscape painting. Jan Wouwerman was profoundly influenced by Jan Wynants, with whom he is also thought to have trained. In fact, Wynants' impact on the painter was so great that many of Jan Wouwerman's paintings have been mistakenly attributed to Wynants in the past.

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