15 - 16 November 2016
The property of a Dutch Nobleman (lot 7)
Circle of Jan van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)
Ships on calm water with Fort Rammekens beyond, a man-o'-war firing a salute in the distance
oil on panel
39.2 x 65.7 cm.
with P. de Boer, Amsterdam, where acquired by the father of the present owner in the early 1960s.
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The composition derives from Jan van Goyen's picture in the collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. We are grateful to Jan Kelch for assisting with the cataloguing of this work.
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