6 July 2007
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)
A river landscape with a ferry crossing and peasants by a cannon
signed with initials and dated 'VG 1650' (on the boat, lower left)
oil on panel
13 5/8 x 21 in. (34.6 x 53.3 cm.)
R. Peltzer, Cologne; sale, Amsterdam, 26 May 1914, no. 314 (2,700 florins to Koeber).
Kunsthandel, Berlin, 1947.
Private collection, Munich, 1965.
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C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., London, 1927, VIII, pp. 245-5, no. 983, as dated 1640.
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, Amsterdam, 1973, II, p. 332, no. 735, as dated 1640.
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