17 - 18 November 2015
Aert van der Neer (Gorichem 1603-1677 Amsterdam)
A moonlit river landscape with a village beyond
indistinctly monogrammed (?) (lower left)
oil on panel
34 x 47.6 cm.
with Kurt Meissner, Zurich, 1960.
Private collection, Switzerland.
with Brod Gallery, London, 1969.
Anonymous sale; Koller, Zurich, 18 March 2008, lot 3028.
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W. Schulz, Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk, 2002, p. 286, no. 660, as 'Possibly authentic; if so, created around 1646/1648'.
Whereas Schulz doubted the authenticity in his catalogue raisonné of 2002, he fully attributes the present lot after having inspected the original painting in July 2008. He dates it to c. 1648/1650 and believes it is executed by van der Neer in Amsterdam.
This lot is sold with copies of certificates of authenticity by Dr. Walther Bernt, Munich, dated 13 January 1966 and Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Berlin, dated 4 July 2008.
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