17 December 1999
Jan Coelenbier (Courtrai c. 1610-after 1677 Haarlem)
An extensive landscape with peasants on a sandy bluff, a church in the distance
with initials and date 'VG 1645' (VG linked, lower centre)
oil on panel, unframed
13 x 21 in. (34.9 x 53.3 cm.)
some evidence of underdrawing beneath
J. Noll; sale, Prestel, Frankfurt-am-Main, 7 October 1912, lot 57.
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C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonn, etc., VIII, London, 1927, p. 123, no. 476, as Jan van Goyen, incorrectly described as 'canvas (?)'.
We are grateful to Dr. Hans-Ulrick Beck for initially suggesting the attribution to Coelenbier on the basis of a photograph, and for connecting the work with that mentioned by Hofstede de Groot, loc. cit.
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