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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