26 January 2005
Jan Josefz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1665 The Hague)
A village at the banks of a river
with signature and date 'VGOYEN 1640' (lower right)
oil on panel
17 x 25 3/8 in. (43.2 x 64 cm.)
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H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk, 1987, III, p. 200, no. 475a.
In his catalogue raisonné Beck stated (loc. cit.) that he was not convinced by the attribution on the basis of the apparent condition of the work. However, on examining the painting in the original in October of this year, he now believes it is an autograph work by the artist.
The present work is accompanied by a certificate of authentification from Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck, dated 27 October 2004.
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