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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
VIEW OF A DUTCH ESTUARY WITH FISHERMEN BOATS  
Estimate
50,00070,000
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44
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
VIEW OF A DUTCH ESTUARY WITH FISHERMEN BOATS  
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE
VIEW OF A DUTCH ESTUARY WITH FISHERMEN BOATS  
signed with monogram and dated on the boat lower right: VG 1650
oil on paper en brunaille laid down on canvas

24.5 by 41 cm.; 9 5/8  by 16 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Jan van Goyen made a number of paintings in brown monochrome on paper in the years 1650 and 1651. They are remarkably consistent in style and format: many of them are of the same size as the present work, although some are on slightly smaller sheets. Most have subsequently been attached to panel or canvas supports. A group numbering just over thirty have hitherto been recorded, to which this previously unknown work may be added.

Although all of them are painted en brunaille, some have an intense brownish tone, while others are more greyish. A similar variation occurs with his more intensely monochromatic works on panel of the same date.  Although Van Goyen always painted with a rapid vivacious brush, these works are especially spontaneous and fluid, perhaps due to the nature of the paper support. 

It is unknown why Van Goyen painted so many works in oils on paper in this short period of time. Possibly he was having trouble procuring panels. It is worth noting however that during this period, and in the late 1640s and early 1650s his output of drawings, all in black chalk and some, especially the sketchbook leaves, very rapidly drawn, sharply increased.    

Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

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