Lot 128
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Esaias van de Velde

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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  • Esaias van de Velde
  • A traveller and his pack horse walking along a sandy path beside a stream, a rickety wooden bridge in the distance with a second figure standing near a wooden crucifix
  • signed and dated lower centre: E. V. VELDE .1629
  • oil on oak panel, unframed


With P. de Boer, Amsterdam, in 1951 (with companion);
Acquired from the above by Daniël George van Beuningen (1877–1955), Vierhouten (with companion);
By whom sold, Amsterdam, Christie's, 1 October 1981, lot 159;
Private collection, Germany, by 1984;
Sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 14 October 1997, lot 29.


G. S. Keyes, Esaias van de Velde: 1587–1630, Groningen 1984, pp. 155–56, cat. no. 133, reproduced plate 255.

Catalogue Note

A lost companion piece, Two farms to the right of a field, shepherd seated with his flock, was offered as lot 160 in the 1981 Christie's sale (see under Provenance above).1 Both panels originally had wide margins left blank, probably to allow for their insertion into a piece of furniture as decoration.

1. Oil on oak panel, 9 x 13 cm., present whereabouts unknown. See Keyes 1984, p. 157, cat. no. 138, reproduced plate 254.