Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE
A VIEW OF DORDRECHT
The complete painting:
Leonardus Bouman, his (deceased) sale et al., Leiden, Delfos, 24 August 1802, lot 53 (for 99 Florins);
Abraham Delfos et al., sale,The Hague, Bosboom, 10 June 1807, lot 21 (20 florins to Thomasse);
Abraham Delfos, his (deceased) sale, 17 May 1808, lot 5 (50 florins to Sluyter);
Edward Solly (1776-1844), by 1820;
Thence by descent to his brother Isaac Solly (1769-1853);
Thence by descent in the family until 1976;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 19 April 1985, lot 81 (for £54,000);
Sir John James Stewart, 5th Bt. of Allanbank (1779-1849);
Stuart Johnson, 4 Eaton Place, London, 1916;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 1 April 1960, lot 67 (for £1,680);
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 16 July 1971, lot 87 (for 2,800 gns to Henderson);
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 12 December 1986, lot 46 (for £22,000).
The reunited painting:
The two halves were reunited in the late 1990s after which:
With J.M.B Guttmann, Los Angeles;
Private collection, The Netherlands;
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Possibly C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. VIII, London 1927, p. 30, no. 69 (as unsigned);
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen. 1596-1656, vol. II, Amsterdam 1973, p. 103, no. 214;
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen. 1596-1656, vol. III, Doornspijk 1987, pp. 167, 178-179, nos. 214 and 310A, reproduced.