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OLD MASTERS FROM THE VAN DEDEM COLLECTION

18th Century follower of Jan van der Heyden
A CAPRICCIO VIEW OF THE OUDE DELFT AND THE GEMEENLANDSHUIS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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156

OLD MASTERS FROM THE VAN DEDEM COLLECTION

18th Century follower of Jan van der Heyden
A CAPRICCIO VIEW OF THE OUDE DELFT AND THE GEMEENLANDSHUIS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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18th Century follower of Jan van der Heyden
A CAPRICCIO VIEW OF THE OUDE DELFT AND THE GEMEENLANDSHUIS
dated lower centre: 1789
oil on oak panel
41.5 x 49.8 cm.; 16 3/8  x 19 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Baron E. de Beurnonville, Paris;
His sale, Paris, Pillet, 9 May 1881, lot 316, for 14,100 Francs to Sedelmeyer;
With Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1898, no. 57;
M. Martin Rikoff, Paris;
His sale, Paris, Lair-Dubreuil, 4 December 1907, lot 9, for 30,000 Francs to Muller;
With Frederick Muller & Co., Amsterdam;
With Mark Ascher, London, before 1970;
Harold Samuel, Wych Cross;
His widow, Lady Samuel, Wych Cross;
By whose Estate sold, London, Sotheby's, 22 April 2009, lot 22, for £97,250;
Where purchased by Baron van Dedem (all of the above as by Jan van der Heyden).

Exhibited

Paris, Sedelmeyer Gallery, 300 Paintings by Old Masters, 1898, no. 57.

Literature

T. von Frimmel, Blätter für Gemäldekunde, 2, Vienna 1908, p. 69;
C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné…, vol. VIII, London 1927, p. 346, cat. no. 56 (as with figures by Adriaen van de Velde);
H. Wagner, Jan van der Heyden, Amsterdam 1971, p. 74, cat. no. 34, reproduced p. 134;
P. Sutton, Dutch and Flemish Seventeenth-Century paintings. The Harold Samuel Collection, Cambridge 1992, pp. 83–84 (all of the above as by Jan van der Heyden).

Catalogue Note

This painting was long considered to be an unsigned work by Jan van der Heyden, and widely published as such, until a recent cleaning showed it to be substantially later, and revealed an original date: 1789. As the pioneer of Dutch seventeenth-century cityscape painting, a genre that was immensely popular in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Van der Heyden exerted a strong influence over subsequent architectural painters, who imitated his technique. One strong candidate for this painting is Hermanus Petrus Schouten (Amsterdam 1747–1822 Haarlem).  

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