29 April 1997
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862)
A river landscape with travellers on a path along ruins, boats near a town beyond
signed and indistinctly dated lower centre B.C. Koekkoek.1855(?)
oil on panel
36.5 x 47 cm
H.H. Roelofs Heyrmans, Rotterdam.
Galerie Artaria, Vienna, 1902.
Anon. Sale, H.G. Tersteeg The Hague, 9 April 1902, lot 59 (illustrated).
Anon. Sale, Christie's, 23 October 1942, lot 125.
M. Newman fine art dealers, London.
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F. Gorissen, B.C. Koekkoek 1803-1862, Düsseldorf 1962, no. 55/36-1 (illustrated).
The attribution has been kindly confirmed by Drs G. de Werd, Director of Museum Haus Koekkoek in Cleves, on the basis of a colour transparency
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