Probably Baron Hendrick van Slingelandt (1702-1759); thence by descent to the present owners
The view depicted is of the Church of St. Martin in Woudrichem, a village in the province of North Brabant. The present work can be compared to a very similar depiction of the same view by Jan de Beijer, dated 10 August 1750, in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.1 Indeed it has previously been suggested that van Liender owned a sketchbook by de Beijer, which may have contained this scene.
Laid down on paper and hinged to a modern mount. This drawing is in excellent condition with the medium fresh and vibrant throughout. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."