18 April 1997
Attributed to Jacob van der Croos (active c. 1690)
Wooded Landscapes with Churches
both signed (?) 'IVCROOS·' (lower right)
oil on panel
7 7/8 x 6 3/8in. (19.9 x 16.2cm.)
a pair (2)
Private Collection, Berne (according to a label on the reverse).
Sale, Berne, 9 May 1969, lots 93 and 94.
Purchased from Brian Koetser, 1970 (Spring Exhibition, 1970, no. 12).
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We are grateful to Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck, who has tentatively suggested an attribution to the painter he calls the Monogrammist PC No 3 (see H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan Van Goyen, Augsburg, 1991, IV, p. 135, no. 349).
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