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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hendrik van Minderhout
A HARBOUR SCENE WITH A LARGE FLUTE, A SMALL CARGO SHIP, A KAAG AND OTHER SHIPPING MOORED, WITH AN ELEGANT COUPLE AND OTHER FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND
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147

THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hendrik van Minderhout
A HARBOUR SCENE WITH A LARGE FLUTE, A SMALL CARGO SHIP, A KAAG AND OTHER SHIPPING MOORED, WITH AN ELEGANT COUPLE AND OTHER FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND
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Hendrik van Minderhout
ROTTERDAM 1632 - 1696 ANTWERP
A HARBOUR SCENE WITH A LARGE FLUTE, A SMALL CARGO SHIP, A KAAG AND OTHER SHIPPING MOORED, WITH AN ELEGANT COUPLE AND OTHER FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND
bears signature lower right: Hvan Minderhout 
oil on canvas
93 x 122.2 cm.; 36 5/8  x 48 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, Rotterdam, Van Marle, de Sille & Baan, 21 December 1955, lot 73;
Anonymous sale ('Property from a Deceased's Estate'), Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 18 May 2004, lot 25;
Where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

This early work, of which there are not many examples known, clearly shows Van Minderhout's Rotterdam roots, and can be dated to the early 1650s, when the painter was in his twenties. His earlier paintings show parades and views of the cities of Antwerp, Rotterdam or Amsterdam. Although the depicted view seems to be very close to that of the harbour of Amsterdam as seen from across the river IJ, this composition seems to be a capriccio view based on familiar topographical features of both Amsterdam and Antwerp.

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