Circle of Gillis Neyts (Ghent 1623-1687 Antwerp)
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Circle of Gillis Neyts (Ghent 1623-1687 Antwerp)

View of a country house reflected in its moat

Details
Circle of Gillis Neyts (Ghent 1623-1687 Antwerp)
View of a country house reflected in its moat
with inscription '[v]an lucas van nuyden [?]/ N°166/ 0-2-0/ ai' and with unidentified inscription (verso, according to Strasser, 2013)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, watercolour
4 ¾ x 5 7/8 in. (12 x 15 cm)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 15-16 June 1926, lot 406 (380 guilders to Lugt; as Gillis Neyts).
Ernst Jürgen Otto, Berlin.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 9 November 1999, lot 56 (as attributed to Gillis Neyts).
Anonymous sale; Bassenge, Berlin, 25 November 2011, lot 6258 (as Gillis Neyts).
Literature
C.G. Boerner, Handzeichnungen alter und neuerer Meister, Düsseldorf, 1962, XXXIV, under no. 108.
N. Strasser, Dessins des écoles du nord du XVe au XVIIIe siècle. Collection Jean Bonna, Geneva, 2013, no. 56, ill.
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Lot Essay

This view of a Flemish country house at dusk is rather more atmospheric than some of the drawings of similar subjects, also finished with watercolour, by Gillis Neyts, such as a sheet in the Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (inv. 1915-2363; see P. Gustot, Gillis Neyts. Un Paysagiste brabançon en vallée mosane au XVIIe siècle, Namur, 2008, no. D184, ill.).

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