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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
A GROUP OF HOUSES AMONG BARE TREES
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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
A GROUP OF HOUSES AMONG BARE TREES
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Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
1596年生於萊登,1656年卒於海牙
A GROUP OF HOUSES AMONG BARE TREES

來源

General George Catchmade Morgan,
thence by descent to his daughter, Sophia Pollard;
with P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, in 1976;
with C.G. Boerner, Dusseldorf, by 1981;
sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 22 November 1982, lot 40

出版

H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, vol. III, supplement, Doornspijk 1987, p. 118, no. 844A/2, p. 120, reproduced
C.P. van Eeghen, 'Jan van Goyen's Early Chalk Landscapes from Two Albums,' in Master Drawings, XXXV, no. 2 (Summer 1997), pp. 159 and 179, fig. 12, p. 162, reproduced

相關資料

This sketch originates from an album known as the Catchmade Morgan Album which, when Dr. Beck studied it in 1977, contained some 67 chalk drawings, mounted and bound together, prior to the album being broken up around 1978.  Dr. Beck accepted the drawings that he saw in the Catchmade Morgan Album as original works by Van Goyen, dating them to around 1627-29, but rejected a further 9 sheets which had already been removed from the album by that time.  More recently, though, C.P. van Eeghen has proposed that all the drawings originally contained in the album were in fact by Van Goyen, those rejected by Beck being the earliest known chalk studies by the artist, dating from around 1623-4, and the others being slightly later in date, but in any case executed no later than 1626-7.  

The present study is of particular interest, having been identified by van Eeghen as one of the few drawings from the Catchmade Morgan Album that can be securely connected, though in reverse and with some minor differences, to a signed and dated painting by Van Goyen. In this instance the painting, which was previously on the London art market,1 is signed and dated 1626, providing us with a terminus ante quem for our drawing, whilst substantiating van Eeghen's dating of the album.

Beck and van Eeghen do, however, agree that the drawings in this group represent views near Leiden, where Van Goyen was living at the time.

1. see H.-U. Beck, Jan Van Goyen (1596–1656), vol. II, Amsterdam 1973, p. 116, cat. no. 240, reproduced 

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