JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN | RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A RUINED WATERSIDE FORTRESS
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Property from the Collection of Peter Baltzer
JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN
Leiden 1596 - 1656 The Hague
RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A RUINED WATERSIDE FORTRESS
signed and dated lower left on the hull of the boat: VG 1642
oil on oak panel
unframed: 33.6 x 55.5 cm.; 13¼ x 21⅞ in.
framed: 48.5 x 70 cm.; 19⅛ x 27½ in.
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The panel has been cradled and is flat and stable. It is possible to discern some retouching along the horizontal join two thirds up the panel. Inspection under ultraviolet light also reveals a few scattered retouchings concentrated mainly in the area of sky at the lower right. Two minor surface scratches in the sky, upper centre (approx. 12 cm from right edge) and minor scuff marks to the right of the figure on the jetty. Fluid yellow highlights are well preserved. The painting is in overall good condition without any need for further intervention.
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Comte de Camondo, Paris;
His anonymous sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Chevallier et al., 1 February 1893, lot 4, for 2800 French francs, to W. Gretor;
Unidentified sale, The Hague, 1899, lot 17;
C. Hoogendijk (1866–1911), The Hague;
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Cie., 14 May 1912, lot 26, for 2,000 florins;
Anonymous sale (Collection H. et al.), Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Cie., 6 July 1915, lot 99, reproduced, for 5700 florins with lot 98 (Beck 1973, cat. no. 514);
With E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, 1916;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 2 December 1987, lot 301, for 110,000 Guilders;
Where acquired by the mother and step-father of the present owner.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné..., London 1927, vol. VIII, pp. 201-02, no. 795 and p. 229, no. 916 (the latter as dated 1647);
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596–1656, vol. II, Katalog der Gemälde, Amsterdam 1973, p. 334, cat. no. 739;
H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596–1656, vol. III, Ergänzungsband, Doornspijk 1987, p. 231, cat. no. 739, reproduced.
Rotterdam, Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen van Oud-Hollandsche meesters: collectie C. Hoogendijk, 1899, no. 13;
The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen van Oud-Hollandsche meesters: collectie C. Hoogendijk, 1899, no. 17;
The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, Tentoonstelling van schilderijen enz., October–November 1916, no. 47;
Amsterdam, E.J. van Wisselingh, and Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Kunstkring, Tentoonstelling van schilderijen, aquarellen en etsen enz., March–April 1917, no. 53.