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Jacob van Strij
A FARM BY A STREAM
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130
Jacob van Strij
A FARM BY A STREAM
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Jacob van Strij
DORDRECHT 1756 - 1815
A FARM BY A STREAM
Pen and brown ink and watercolor over traces of pencil, within gray ink framing lines;
bears attribution in black chalk, verso: Ant van Borssom
222 by 310 mm; 8 3/4  by 12 1/4  in
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Provenance

P.T.A. Swillens, Utrecht,
thence by descent until 1968,
when acquired by Hans van Leeuwen, Amsterdam (L.2799a),
his sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 24 November 1992, lot 412,
where acquired by the present owners

Catalogue Note

The fluvial landscapes that criss-cross much of the Netherlands, offered Van Strij innumerable vistas, of the sort depicted here, from which to seek inspiration. Though some of his drawings, as noted by Niemeijer, are more topographical in their approach,the freedom found in the composition of our drawing is also typical of Van Strij's work, and can be closely compared to another watercolor, dating to circa 1800, similar in both size and subject, in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam.2

1. See J.W. Niemeijer and R.J.A. te Rijdt, Aquarelles hollandaises du XVIIIe siécle, exhib. cat., Zwolle, 1990, pp. 140-141, no. 63  
2.
 Ibid., pp. 142-143, no. 64

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