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Cornelis van Zwieten
Leiden, active 1641 - 1673
A DUNE LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS AND A HORSE-DRAWN CART ON A PATH NEAR A FARMHOUSE
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10,00015,000
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OTHER PROPERTIES

Cornelis van Zwieten
Leiden, active 1641 - 1673
A DUNE LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS AND A HORSE-DRAWN CART ON A PATH NEAR A FARMHOUSE
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Cornelis van Zwieten
Leiden, active 1641 - 1673
LEIDEN, ACTIVE 1641 - 1673
A DUNE LANDSCAPE WITH TRAVELLERS AND A HORSE-DRAWN CART ON A PATH NEAR A FARMHOUSE
signed with initials and dated lower right: CV Z 1641
oil on panel
28.3 by 35.2 cm.
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Provenance

Private collection, England;
With J.O. Leegenhoek, Paris 1971;
Private collection, Belgium.

Literature

Weltkunst, July 1971, p. 745, reproduced;
H.-U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk 1991, p. 442, no. 1257, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

This was believed to be the artist's earliest dated painting, based on a reading of the date as 1641. In 1991, in redefining his oeuvre Hans Ulrich Beck (see Literature) believed this to be wrong, and instead dated it to 1661, the same year as a number of other panels (his nos. 1258-1260), which in his opinion are very similar in style to the present painting. After close inspection of the painting, however, a date of 1641 can be confirmed.   

Relatively few works by Van Zwieten are recorded, but in almost every known painting the composition is arranged along broadly similar lines: a diagonal pathway or road disects a lowly cottage and a dune or cluster of trees. These compositions, as well as his technique, are greatly indebted to Pieter Molijn, many of whose works are recorded in family inventories in Leiden, where Van Zwieten spent most of his career and where he was made Dean of the Guild of St. Luke in 1660. 

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