26 January 2012
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)
A view of Arnhem
black chalk, grey wash
3 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (9.6 x 15.2 cm.)
with Helene C. Seiferheld, New York, 1960, when acquired by the present owner.
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C. Dodgson, 'A Dutch sketchbook of 1650 of Van Goyen', The Burlington Magazine, XXXII, 1918, pp. 234-40.
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656: ein oeuvreverzeichnis, I, Amsterdam, 1972, p. 299, no. 847/89.
This drawing and lot 15 were originally part of a sketchbook used by van Goyen around 1650-51 which included at least 270 pages. Another view of Arnhem, a city in the eastern Netherlands, seen from a closer vantage point was on folio 84 of the same sketchbook (Beck, op. cit., no. 847/84). The view is taken from the left bank of the Rhine and one can recognize on the right the Grote Kerk and St. Walburgskerk.
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