154
154
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
THE BREACH IN THE DYKE AT HOUTEWAEL
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
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154
Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
THE BREACH IN THE DYKE AT HOUTEWAEL
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE
THE BREACH IN THE DYKE AT HOUTEWAEL
Black chalk and gray wash;
bears faint numbering, in brown ink, upper right:  177
97 by 155 mm; 3 7/8 by 6 1/8 in
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Provenance

As for lot 153, until 1957;
W. Suhr, New York

Literature

H.-U. Beck, 'Jan van Goyen am Deichbruch von Houtewael (1651),' Oud-Holland, LXXXI, 1966, pp. 20-33;
Idem, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656, Amsterdam 1972, vol. I, p. 309, no. 847/177

Catalogue Note

See the previous lot.  This drawing records the aftermath of the disastrous breach in the St. Anthonisdijk, at Houtewael, near Amsterdam, which occurred on 5th March 1651, flooding an enormous area and drowning many people and animals.  The 1650-51 sketchbook contains a number of other drawings of the broken dyke, from different points of view. 

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