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PROPERTY FROM THE NEIL AND GINA SMITH COLLECTION

Anthonie van Borssom
A MOONLIT RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FISHERMEN NEAR A WINDMILL
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PROPERTY FROM THE NEIL AND GINA SMITH COLLECTION

Anthonie van Borssom
A MOONLIT RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FISHERMEN NEAR A WINDMILL
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Details & Cataloguing

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Anthonie van Borssom
AMSTERDAM 1630 - 1677
A MOONLIT RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FISHERMEN NEAR A WINDMILL
signed lower left: A V Borssom. fet
oil on canvas
55.9 x 50.2 cm.; 22 x 19 3/4  in.
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Provenance

Baron van der Houven;
With F. Kleinberger, Paris, circa 1903;
Van Os collection, Amsterdam, circa 1930;
A.R. Peterson, America;
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 4 October 1996, lot 138, where acquired.

Literature

W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schuler, vol. VI, Landau/Pfalz 1983, p. 3696, cat. no. 2212, reproduced in colour p. 3797.

Catalogue Note

Although Borssom's drawings reveal a debt to Rembrandt, his paintings are more eclectic in character, and works such as the present canvas owe much to one of the artists most associated with moonlit scenes, Aert van der Neer, for whose works Borssom's have often been mistaken. In its upright format and dramatic silhouette of the windmill against the gloaming sky, however, this composition stands out amongst his painted œuvre as one that possesses a distinctive character that is all Borssom's own.

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