24. [Dutch school]


River landscape with farm buildings and boats.

K[leef], ca. 1650-1656

Drawing, black chalk, grey wash with contemp. water-colouring, framing lines in black ink, 11,7 x 19,6 cm, laid paper with watermark dated 1651 (fool's head, Heawood:1922), monogrammed in black chalk at lower right "VG 165[?]" (trimmed short at right edge with loss of final digit of date, old glue marks on verso along the edges, sm. loss of paper and min. brown stains at left edge).

Loose sheet.

River landscapes were a favoured and recurring motif in Jan Van Goyen's (1596-1656) drawings and paintings. Particularly during the 1650s, the painter made a large amount of variations in the composition with river views on the Rhine with the shore line positioned at the right side of the picture. The rendering of figures and nature, the subject matter and overall composition correspond to drawings of the later years in Van Goyen's artistic development, as seen in other attributed and signed drawings such as "River view with a pier", dated 1653 in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (RP-T-00-121), or "River scene with tow boat" from the same year in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. 07.282.12). This drawing has been studied by Van Goyen expert dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck in 1980; he affirmed the attribution to the artist, but had reservations about the colouring (without having been able to study the drawing in person). The original correspondence with Beck will be included.
Ref. H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen 1596-1656: Ein oeuvreverzeichnis, vol.4 (supplement), Amsterdam 1989. - https://rkd.nl/explore/artists/33103.

€ 1.200 / 1.500

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