PROPERTY OF AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
JAN VAN DER HEYDEN (GORINCHEM 1637-1712 AMSTERDAM) AND WORKSHOP
View of the Anthonispoort in Amsterdam, the Zuiderkerk Beyond
oil on panel
signed, J. V Heyden (lower centre)
30.2 x 35.7 cm (11 7/8 x 14 in)
Presumably the Chevalier Sébastien Érard (1752-1831), his sale Paris, 23 April 1832;
Collection of the Marquise d'Aoust (1826-1888) dispersed at a sale by Georges Petit, Paris, 1924;
Kunsthandel De Boer, Amsterdam;
Private collection, UK.
Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch painters of the seventeenth century based on the work of John Smith, 1907-1927, vol. 8 (1923), nr. 21.
Helga Wagner, Jan van der Heyden: 1637-1712, Amsterdam, (1971), nr. 18
The present lot has re-emerged as a rediscovered painting by the Dutch city-view painter Jan van der Heyden and his workshop listed in the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague (Illustration no. 0000127324). It can be related to three other compositions depicting the same view of the Anthonispoort (St. Petersburg, Hermitage, inv.nr. 810; the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, inv./cat.nr 2947; and private collection, Eindhoven).
The present lot, painted on a fine panel, was formerly in the collection of the Marquise d’Aoust and later sold from her collection in Paris in 1924, eventually coming into the possession of the Amsterdam art dealer Peter de Boer.
Further provenance for the present lot can be added according to the hand-written label affixed to the reverse which replicates a text from Charles Blanc’s Histoire des peintres de toutes les ecoles. Ecole Hollandaise (1861) and appears to refer to the present lot:
'Vue d’une des portes d’Amsterdam. Sur bois, c’est la porte
qui ouvre sur le chemin de Leyde. En avant est un pont levis
en deçà duquel un chemin fermé par des barrières à hauteur
d'appui, de jolies figures par Adrien. 2,5.50 fr.'
'de jolies figures par Adrien' must refer to Adriaen van de Velde, who often contributed staffage figures to Van der Heyden's paintings. Blanc further affirms that the 'View' was part of the Erard Collection, sold in 1832.
Another hand-written note on the reverse locates our painting within the prestigious collection of Marquise d'Aoust (3 Boulevard Delessert in the 16th arrondissement). The Marquise d'Aoust (1826-1888), one of the greatest salon hostesses of Parisian aristocrats and artists, was a collector of Dutch and Flemish painters (among them, Maes, Verhulst, Teniers, de Neyn, Pynacker, Wijnants). Her collection was dispersed at a sale organised by Georges Petit in Paris in 1924.
Sold for £15,000
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