5 November 2003
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague)
Figures seated among dunes, a tower to the right, ships drawn up on the beach beyond
signed with monogram (?) (partially erased)
black chalk, pen and brown ink framing lines
117 x 168 mm.
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H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656, I, Doornspijk, 1973, p.252, no. 841, illustrated.
Dr Hans-Ulrich Beck suggests that the present drawing must date from 1650 (fax dated 11 September 2003). Dr. Beck further suggests that it appears to be a companion piece to the first drawing in van Goyen's sketchbook of 1650 now in the Kongelige Kobberstiksamling at the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (H.-U. Beck, op. cit., no. 193A-L). The present sheet is almost identical in size to the Copenhagen drawings, and may come from a similar sketchbook.
We are grateful to Dr. Beck for his kind help in cataloguing this drawing.
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