Contact Exhibitor
Artist NameJan van Goyen (1596-1656)
TitleA town with windmills seen from a distance
Date of Artwork1650-1651
MediumBlack chalk, with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper
Size3 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. • 96 x 156 mm
SignedInscribed '140'
Estimated ValueOn hold

Provenance

Possibly Andrew Geddes (1738-1844), London, 1845;
His sale, Christie's, London, 8-14 April 1845, lot 361 Johnson Neale, London;
T. Mark Hovell, London, June 1918;
Thomas Dinwiddy;
His sale, Sotheby's, London, 3-4 July 1918, lot 124 (£610);
With P. and D. Colnaghi & Obach., London (stock no. A1700);
Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 15 August 1918 (sold for £800);
With Anton Mensing (1866-1936), Amsterdam;
His sale, Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 27-29 April 1937, lot 218 (for 7,200 florins to Hirschmann);
Adolf Mayer, the Hague and New York;
With Van Diemen-Lilienfeld Galleries, New York, 1957;
C.F. Louis de Wilde, New York;
H.E. Freist, New York, 1964;
Curtis O. Baer (1898-1976), New Rochelle, 1964, by descent, sold through;
Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York, 1993;
Otto Naumann Ltd., New York;
Private collection, New York, sold through;
Christie's, London, private sale, 2014;
Private collection, New York

Literature

Verslagen omtrent ‘s Rijks Verzamelingen van Geschiedenis en Kunst, Vol. 18, 1895-1896, pp. 64-66;
Campbell Dodgson, “A Dutch Sketchbook of 1650”, Burlington Magazine, Vol. 32, no. 183 (June 1918), pp. 234-240;
Campbell Dodgson, “A Dutch Sketchbook of 1650,” Burlington Magazine, Vol. 33, no. 186, (September 1918), p. 112;
Campbell Dodgson, “A Dutch Sketchbook of 1650,” Burlington Magazine, Vol. 66, no. 387 (June 1935), p. 284
Hans-Ulrich Beck, “Jan van Goyens Handzeichnungen als Vorzeichnungen”, Oud-Holland, Vol. 72, 1957, pp. 241-250;
Hans-Ulrich Beck, Ein Skizzenbuch von Jan van Goyen, The Hague, 1966, p. 5;
H. Dattenberg, Niederrheinansichten holländischer Künstler, Düsseldorf 1967;
Hans-Ulrich Beck, Jan van Goyen, 1596-1656: Ein Oeuvreverzeichnis. Katalog der Handzeichnungen, Vol. I, Amsterdam 1972, cat.no. 847/140B, p. 303 (not ill.);

Eric Zafran, Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso. The Curtis O. Baer Collection, Atlanta 1985, cat.no. 142, p. 184, ill.

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Hans-Ulrich Beck, Jan van Goyen, 1596-1656: Ein Oeuvreverzeichnis. Erganzungen zum Katalog der Handzeichnungen, Vol. III, Doornspijk 1987, cat.no. 847, pp. 124-125b, Vol. I, no. 847/140B, p. 303 (not ill.);
Edwin Buijsen, “De schetsboeken van Jan van Goyen”, in: Jan van Goyen, Leiden 1996, pp. 22-37, 80, 130

Ann H. Sievers, Master Drawings from the Smith College Museum of Art, New York 2000, pp. 65-69, nos. 12-13

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Exhibition History

The Hague, Mauritshuis, 1895;
The Hague, Mauritshuis, 1918;

Washington, National Gallery of Art, Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso. The Curtis O. Baer Collection, 28 July – 6 October 1985;

Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 14 January – 2 May 1986;

Sarasota, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 27 March – 11 May 1986;

Atlanta, High Museum of Art, 31 May – 24 August 1986;

Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery, 17 September – 2 November 1986

Los Angeles, Frederick Wight Gallery, UCLA, 30 November 1986 – 11 January 1987.

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