Figures in a boat near a dovecote at the shore


Jan van GOYEN

Leiden 1596 – 1656 The Hague

Figures in a boat near a dovecote at the shore

Black chalk with touches of gray wash; black chalk framing lines, strengthened in some areas

with black ink.

109 x 191 mm (4-1/4 x 7-1/2 in).

WATERMARK: none. (R12)
CHAIN LINES: horizontal, 23-25 mm.
INSCRIPTIONS: numbered 302 at lower right corner (pen in brown ink, Flury-Hérard collector’s mark number).
PROVENANCE: Flury-Hérard, Paris (L. 1015), his sale, Paris, Delbergue, 13 May 1861, lot 145.

Mrs. A. L. Snapper, sale, London, Sotheby’s, 10 May 1961, lot 79.

Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam, 1961.

Sale, The Hague, 7 June 1966,  lot 292.

Sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 18 November 1980, lot 112.

Sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 16 January 1985, lot 69, acquired at the sale.

LITERATURE: Beck III 1987, p. 109, no. 694A (illus.).
EXHIBITIONS: Cat. Amsterdam, 1961, no. 28 (illus.).

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.