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Roelant Roghman
THE NORTH TOLL-GATE AT GEERVLIET, IN SOUTH HOLLAND, WITH FIGURES DRIVING SHEEP
Estimate
8,00012,000
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112
Roelant Roghman
THE NORTH TOLL-GATE AT GEERVLIET, IN SOUTH HOLLAND, WITH FIGURES DRIVING SHEEP
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Roelant Roghman
AMSTERDAM 1627 - 1692
THE NORTH TOLL-GATE AT GEERVLIET, IN SOUTH HOLLAND, WITH FIGURES DRIVING SHEEP
Black chalk and three shades of grey wash;
bears inscription and dating, verso: 1647 de poort vande sloot geervliet / de tol poort and a further inscription and numbering in a later hand, verso: No 10 / Poort te Geervliet / door / R. Roghman
326 by 249 mm
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Provenance

Possibly Albert Bentes and his wife, Catharina Baeck;
possibly by descent to Hillebrand Bentes, Amsterdam, 16 October 1708;
sale, London, Christie's, 9 July 2007, lot 2002

Catalogue Note

As the inscription on the verso indicates, this tower is the toll-gate at Geervliet, a small municipality in the province of South Holland, around fifteen kilometres west-south-west of Rotterdam.  Although it was little more than a small village, Geervliet was granted city status in 1381, and was therefore entitled to levy taxes - hence this toll-gate, one of four such gates of the old town.  This gate, which was to the north side of the town, was the last to be demolished, in 1850.  

Roghman made four drawings of the Hof van Putten at Geervliet as part of his famous series of 245 drawings of Dutch castles, executed in 1646-7.1

1. H.W.M. van der Wyck, De kasteeltekeningen van Roelant Roghman, Alphen aan den Rijn, 1989-90, nos. 50-53

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