New York, Park Avenue
23 May 1997
PROPERTY FROM A MEMBER OF THE VANDERBILT FAMILY
Dirk van der Aa* (1731-1809)
Allegories of Summer and Autumn : Cherubs disporting in Landscapes
both signed and dated 'D. vander. Aa./1775'
oil on canvas laid down on board
106¾ x 66in. (271.2 x 167.6cm.)
A Pair (2)
Ambassador von Weckherlin, The Hague; (+) sale, F. Muller, Amsterdam, Nov. 26, 1912, lot 1 as 'La Vendage'; and 'La Moisson' (7000 florins).
Grand Duke Paul of Russia, The Paley Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, and by descent to his widow,
The Princess Paley; Christie's, London, June, 21, 1929, lot 13 (310gns. to Rothschild).
with Sackville Gallery, London, 1930.
J.C. Veder; sale, F. Muller, Amsterdam, April 30-May 1, 1935, lot 37.
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A noted interior painter of The Hague, where he studied with the Swiss artist Johann Heinrich Keller (1692-1765), van der Aa had many patrons including William IV for whom he executed a number of works in 1768 for his residence in The Hague.
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