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JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN | RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A VILLAGE AT THE WATER'S EDGE, CATTLE AND FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Peter Baltzer

JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN | RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A VILLAGE AT THE WATER'S EDGE, CATTLE AND FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND

JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN | RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A VILLAGE AT THE WATER'S EDGE, CATTLE AND FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

56,250

GBP

Property from the Collection of Peter Baltzer

JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN

Leiden 1596 - 1656 The Hague

RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A VILLAGE AT THE WATER'S EDGE, CATTLE AND FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND 


signed and dated lower center on the bow of the boat: VGOYEN 1645

oil on oak panel

unframed: 42.2 x 62.1 cm.; 16⅝ x 24½ in.

framed: 65.1 x 84.8 cm.; 25⅝ x 33⅜ in.


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The panel is flat and stable. It is made up of two horizontal planks. Inspection under untraviolet light shows associated retouching along the join and other scattered retouchings throughout. In raking light it is possible to discern a scratch (11 cm.) running diagonally upwards from the reeds at the lower right (5 cm up from the lower edge, 8 cm in from the right edge). The paint surface is clean.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

J. Tayleur, Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire;

By whose Executors sold, London, Christie’s, 13 April 1923, lot 44, to Knoedler, for 310 guineas;

With M. Knoedler & Co., London, 1923;

With Victor D. Spark, New York, 1976;

With P. de Boer, by 1 October 1978 (when advertised in Die Weltkunst);

From whom acquired in 1992 by the mother and step-father of the present owner for 450,000 guilders.

H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596–1656, vol. II, Katalog der Gemälde, Amsterdam 1973, p. 238, cat. no. 507, reproduced;

H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596–1656, vol. III, Ergänzungsband, Doornspijk 1987, p. 203, cat. no. 507;

N. MacLaren, National Gallery Catalogues, The Dutch School 1600–1900, C. Brown (rev. ed.), London 1991, vol. 1, pp. 14445, under cat. no. 151, n. 8.


Delft, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Antiekbeurs, 19 October – 8 November 1978.

According to The Times report of his posthumous sale, John Tayleur had started to collect Dutch and Flemish Old Masters sixty-two years earlier in 1861, when he acquired a Van de Cappelle at the Munro of Novar sale, and a Ruisdael Watermill (now in the Toledo Museum of Art), together with another Ruisdael and pictures by Jan Asselyn and Hondecoeter at Charles Scarisbrick's sale.


A larger version of the same view, painted the same year, is in the National Gallery, London (signed and dated 1645, 66 x 96.5 cm.).1


1 Inv. no. NG151; https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-goyen-a-river-landscape