4 July 2000
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (1596-1656)
Fishermen on the beach at Scheveningen
signed with initials and dated 'VG 1653'
black chalk, grey wash, watermark posthorn above MC
115 x 192 mm.
Baron L. d'Ivry; Paris, 7 May 1884, lot 93.
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H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, 1596-1656, Augsburg, 1987, III, no. 363a.
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