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Aert van der Neer, 1665 - 1670

A winter landscape at sunset with figures playing colf on the ice, by Aert van der Neer (Gorinchem, 1604 - 1677, Amsterdam)

Oil on canvas. 50 x 75 cm / 19 1/2" x 29 1/2". Monogrammed at lower left: AV DN (ligated). Framed

• Sotheby’s, London, 10 April 2013, lot 44 (as ‘circle of Aert van der Neer’)
• Dorotheum, Old Master Paintings, 20.10.2015, 17:00, Palais Dorotheum Vienna. Lot No. 36. Estimate € 40,000 - € 60,000 ($ 45,500 - $ 68,500); Realized price (purchase price incl. all charges, commissions and taxes)

• C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch and Flemish Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. 7, London, 1923, p. 449, no. 524 (as ‘Aert van der Neer’)
• W. Schulz, Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk, 2002, p. 168, cat. no. 135 (as ‘probably authentic’)

Wolfgang Schulz has confirmed the authenticity of the present painting. A written certificate from 28 March 2014 is available. When Wolfgang Schulz included the present painting in his monograph on Aert van der Neer, it was not yet known to him in the original, and so he questioned the attribution to a certain degree. Having seen the original in 2014, he was able to endorse it as an autograph work. In his certificate he writes: “Painted in Amsterdam in the second half of the 1660s, it shows the typical features characteristic of the artist’s late work.”

• George Sholto Gordon Douglas-Pennant, 2nd Baron Penrhyn (1836–1907), Penrhyn Castle/Wales
• Countess of Milmoren (Kilmorey?)
• sale, Sotheby’s, London, 3 December 1924, lot 72
• with J. Goudstikker, Amsterdam (1924)
• sale, London, 22 May 1925, lot 81
• sale, Amsterdam, 13 July 1926, lot 652
• sale, Sotheby’s, London, 10 April 2013, lot 44 (as ‘circle of Aert van der Neer’)

'The property of a gentleman'

Source: Do Smit

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