River scene with boats near a jetty by a tavern


Jan van GOYEN

Leiden 1596 – 1656 The Hague

River scene with boats near a jetty by a tavern

Black chalk, brush in gray ink; brown ink framing lines.

120 x 202 mm (4-3/4 x 7-7/8 in).

WATERMARK: crown over three circles,

similar to Beck I 1972, p. 344, fig. 69 (dated 1651-3) and Beck III 1987, p. 131, fig. 70b (dated 1651). (R13)

CHAIN LINES: horizontal, 16, 19, 29 and 33 mm.
INSCRIPTIONS: monogrammed and dated VG 1653 at lower right (black chalk).
PROVENANCE: The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, its sale, Leipzig, C.G. Boerner, 29 April 1931, lot 92.

Sale, London, Christie’s, 27 June 1967, lot 101.

Alfred Brod Gallery, London, 1968.

L. J. Jiskoot, New York.

Sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 16 November 1981, lot 48, acquired at the sale.

LITERATURE: Beck I 1972, pp. 166-7, no. 498 (illus.).

Beck III 1987, p. 89, no. 498.

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.