7 December 2007
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)
A river landscape with fishermen drawing in their nets and a town beyond
signed with initials and dated 'VG 1654' (lower left, on the boat)
oil on panel
17 x 22 in. (42.3 x 55.9 cm.)
Edmond Ruelens; sale, Lampe, Brussels, 17 April 1883, lot 103, as signed and dated '1664'.
Mrs. Gries-Damican, Itzehoe.
with W. Katz, London, 1954, from whom acquired by
D. Herbst, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 8 December 2004, lot 36, where acquired by the present owner.
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C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., VIII, London, 1927, p. 270, no. 1073 (as signed and dated '1664 (?)').
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656, Amsterdam, 1973, II, p. 396, no. 882, illustrated.
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