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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
TWO PAGES FROM A SKETCHBOOK: A RAMSHACKLE COTTAGE WITH PEASANTS RESTING AN OVERGROWN GARDEN WALL, A COTTAGE BEYOND  
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
TWO PAGES FROM A SKETCHBOOK: A RAMSHACKLE COTTAGE WITH PEASANTS RESTING AN OVERGROWN GARDEN WALL, A COTTAGE BEYOND  
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE
TWO PAGES FROM A SKETCHBOOK: A RAMSHACKLE COTTAGE WITH PEASANTS RESTING AN OVERGROWN GARDEN WALL, A COTTAGE BEYOND  
Both black chalk within pen and brown ink framing lines
Each: 95 by 150 mm; 3 3/4  by 5 7/8  in
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Provenance

Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 23 May 1928, lots 65 and 66 (2,000 FF) and 1,800 FF respectively),
where purchased by Nicolaas Beets (1878-1963),
and sold by him  to IQ van Regteren Altena on 28 May 1928 for 288 guilders and 259.20 guilders respectively (Inventory book: '456. t. J. van Goyen landschapje'),
sold by his heirs, Amsterdam, Christie's, 10 December 2014, lot 213;
Private collection, UK

Exhibited

Leiden, Stedelijk Museum; Arnhem, Gemeentemuseum, Jan van Goyen, 1960, nos. 83 and 82;
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Paris, Fondation Custodia, and Brussels, Bibliothèque Albert 1er, Le Cabinet d'un Amateur:  Dessins flamands et hollandais des XVIe et XVIIe siècles d'une collection privée d'Amsterdam, 1976-77, nos. 65 and 66, p. 48

Literature

H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656: Ein Oeuvreverzeichins, Doorsnspijk 1972, nos. Z 659 and Z 660, reprodcued

Catalogue Note

These delightful and charming, rapidly drawn, sketches belong to a small group of landscape studies, all with the same dimensions, which were once probably part of the same sketchbook. The drawings were likely to have been executed during Van Goyen's travels in the Southern Netherlands and can be dated to circa 1645-50.  Another example is in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris and two were formerly in the collection of Curt Otto in Leipzig.1

The cottage depicted from different angles in these two sheets also appears on one of the pages of a sketchbook dated to 1644.2 The second sketch in this lot, of an overgrown garden wall, was eventually used by Van Goyen, as the basis for two larger compositions, approximately ten years later, in 1652-53.3

1. Ecole des Beaux-Arts - Beck, op.cit., no.662, Curt Otto - Beck, op.cit., no. 660a
2. H.-U Beck, Ein Skizzenbuch von Jan van Goyen, The Hague 1966, p. 68, reproduced
3. Beck, op.cit., nos. 291 and 423

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