Lot 725
  • 725

Adriaen van de Velde

7,000 - 10,000 GBP
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  • Adriaen van de Velde
  • Italianate landscape with a ram, other sheep and a dead tree
  • signed lower right: A.V.V.
  • oil on panel


Louis-François de Bourbon, Prince de Conti (1717–76), Paris;
His sale, Paris, Rémy, 13 May 1777, lot 418, for 800 francs, to Jacques Langlier (with pendant);
Alexandre-Louis Hersant Destouches (1731–95), Paris;
His sale, Paris, Boileau, 15 March 1794, lot 146, for 800 francs, to Joseph-Alexandre Lebrun (with pendant);
Joseph Barchard, London;
His sale, London, Christie's, 6 May 1826, lot 1, for £31.4s, to Emmerson (with pendant, lot 2);
With Richard Abraham, London;
By whose Assignees sold, London, Phillips, 28 June 1831, lot 39, for £31.10s, to Turncliffe;
John Walter, M.P. (1818–94), Bearwood House, Sindlesham, Berkshire, by 1857;
In the collection of the family of the present owners for at least two generations.


New York, American Academy of Fine Arts, Richard Abraham Collection, March 1830, no. 21;
London, Royal Academy, The Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, 2 January – 18 March 1882, no. 83.


Possibly G.F. Waagen, Galleries and cabinets of art in Great Britain, supplemental volume, London 1857, p. 296;
J. Smith, A catalogue raisonné..., vol. V, London 1834, p. 184, cat. no. 33;
C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné..., vol. IV, London 1912, pp. 548–49, cat. no. 320 (or possibly 322d).1

Catalogue Note

This painting was offered along with its pendant, also signed with monogram, depicting a sheep and a goat, until the paintings were sold to different owners in the Abraham sale, 1831 (see Provenance).2

1. The present painting is possibly identical with that listed as cat. no. 322d in Hofstede's catalogue raisonné, recorded in the collection of Dirk Versteegh (1751–1822), Amsterdam (his sale, Amsterdam, 3 November 1823, lot 37, for 880 florins, to Brondgeest, with pendant, lot 38).
2. For the pendant, see Hofstede 1912, p. 551, cat. no. 327 (possibly identical with cat. no. 322e).