13 - 14 May 2014
Salomon van Ruysdael (Naarden 1600-1670 Haarlem)
A dune landscape with figures resting by a fence
oil on panel
46 x 71.7 cm.
with D. Hermsen, The Hague, 1923.
H.L. Straat, Leeuwarden; His sale, Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, 24 May 1960, lot 66 (offered with a certificate by Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot, dated May 1919, no. 393).
Dr. L. Hardenberg, Vries, 1985.
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W. Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael: eine einführung in seine Kunst mit kritischem Katalog der italienische Gemälde, Berlin, 1975, no. 253, p. 107.
Stechow (op. cit.) and Marijke de Kinkelder, in a letter dated 17 September 1985, both date the present painting to circa 1636.
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