PIETER MOLIJN | TWO MEN AND THREE DOGS IN A DUNE LANDSCAPE, WITH A FARMSTEAD BEHIND
London 1595 - 1661 Haarlem
TWO MEN AND THREE DOGS IN A DUNE LANDSCAPE, WITH A FARMSTEAD BEHIND
Black chalk and grey wash, within brown ink framing lines;
signed, lower right: PMolyn (PM in monogram)
148 by 189 mm
Hinge mounted. The sheet has discoloured somewhat and there are some small areas of surface dirt and staining throughout. There is an area of slight abrasion to the upper right edge, possibly as a result of an old mount. The medium is fresh and vibrant throughout this attractive work.
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Sale, Amsterdam, Muller, 20 November 1882, lot 139;
Baron Adalbert von Lanna (L.2773),
his sale, Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 6 May 1910, lot 400, to Alfred Stroelin;
with Gutekunst & Klipstein, Bern, by 1926;
with C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, by 1929;
sale, Leipzig, C.G. Boerner, 7 November 1929, lot 102;
sale, Leipzig, C.G. Boerner, 19 June 1937, lot 364;
W. Mertens, Leipzig;
sale, Leipzig, C.G. Boerner, 28 April 1939, lot 400;
with C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, by 1948;
Dr. Walter Beck, Berlin (L.2603b),
by descent to Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck (his mark verso, not in Lugt);
with Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam, by 1985
H.-U. Beck, Pieter Molyn, Katalog der Handzeichnungen, Doornspijk 1998, p. 185, no. 400, reproduced
Van der Vinne was one of the most able of the Haarlem artists who carried the city's illustrious landscape traditions forward to the end of the 17th century.