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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS HERDING CATTLE ALONG A ROAD
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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS HERDING CATTLE ALONG A ROAD
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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE
LANDSCAPE WITH PEASANTS HERDING CATTLE ALONG A ROAD
Black chalk and grey wash, within brown ink and partial black chalk framing lines;
signed and dated in grey wash, lower left: I.V. GOIEN 1627
194 by 308 mm
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Provenance

Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 15 November 1995, lot 19;
sale, New York, Sotheby's, 23 January 2001, lot 138;
with Noortman Master Paintings, Maastricht

Catalogue Note

This is one of a group of early, large-scale wash drawings by van Goyen in which the figures are given much greater prominence than in his later works. Indeed, in the earliest of these wash drawings, dating from 1624-5, the overall impression is as much that of a genre composition as of a landscape, but by the time this drawing was executed, the interest in landscape so typical of van Goyen's later works has clearly begun to assert itself. In the forms of elements such as the cattle and the trees, there is clear evidence of the influence of those pioneers of Dutch landscape draughtsmanship, Willem Buytewech and Esaias van de Velde, but in other respects the style is very much van Goyen's own. A fine winter landscape, dating from the same year as the present drawing and very similarly executed, was sold, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 8 November 2000, lot 28.

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