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
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.
Hinged to mount at upper margin. Scattered foxing throughout the sheet and quite yellowed at edges. Chalk remains fresh.
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