Figures, boats and cottages on the banks of an estuary


Jan van GOYEN

Leiden 1596 – 1656 The Hague

Figures, boats and cottages on the banks of an estuary

Black chalk, brush in gray and black ink; trace of brown ink framing line at lower border.

148 x 262 mm (5-3/4 x 10-3/8 in).

WATERMARK: none. (R11)
CHAIN LINES: horizontal, 23-25 mm.
INSCRIPTIONS: Partly erased signature and date was I V GOIEN 1626 at lower left (pen in black ink); verso, at center P. Molyn/ Sir Thos. Lawrence’s Colln. (pen in dark brown ink, in the hand of Samuel Woodburn); to the right E. van de Velde (blue ballpoint pen); at lower center E. v. d. Velde/ 22608 (pencil); at lower right 297 (green crayon)
PROVENANCE: Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), London (L. 2445, dry stamp).

Samuel Woodburn, London (L. 2584), his sale, London, Christie’s, 16 June 1854, lot 909 (as Molyn).

Robert P. Roupell, London (L. 2234), his sale, London, Christie’s, 13 July 1887, lot 1015 (as Molyn).

Mathias Komor Gallery, New York, 1962.

William Suhr, Mount Kisco, New York, 1965.

Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 18 January 1984, lot 209, acquired at the sale.

LITERATURE: Beck I 1972, p. 252, no. 839 (illus.)

Beck III 1987, p. 116, no. 839.

EXHIBITIONS: Robinson, Franklin W. and Peck, Sheldon. Fresh Woods and Pastures New: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape Drawings from the Peck Collection. Chapel Hill/ Ithaca/ Worcester. 1999-2001. Published catalogue.