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Aert van der Neer

English, Nederlands

An extensive Winter Landscape with an elegant Couple, a Child and a Dog on a Path in the foreground, Skaters, Colf Players and a Child pushing a Sledge on the Ice, a farmhouse nearby, a church beyond. Aert van der Neer (1603/4-1677)

Oil on panel, unframed. 18 1/8 x 27 5/8in. / 46.2 x 70.2cm. Signed with two monograms 'AV' and 'DN'

• Captain Helben (according to catalogue of the 1952-3 Royal Academy exhibition).
• Said to have been acquired from Beckford in 1839 (presumably William Beckford 1759-1849 of Landsdown Tower, Bath) by Robert Stayner Holford, who inherited £1,000,000 from an uncle in 1838 and made his renowned collection between c. 1840 and 1860 (see Dictionary of National Biography, Missing Persons, ed. C.S. Nicholas, Oxford, 1993; G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, II, London, 1854, pp. 193-4, recorded his visit to Holford's collection, then housed in Russell Square, London, but did not then record the present picture; at that time Holford was rebuilding Dorchester House in Park Lane, London, where his collection was later to be housed).
• By inheritance to Sir George Lindsay Holford;
• Christie's, 17 May 1928, lot 25 (3,500gns. to Leggatt).

• Christie’s London. Sale 5823 (Old Master Pictures), Lot 11 (Property of the late Sir Harold Wernher, BT., G.C.V.O.), 4 July 1997. Estimate GBP 700,000 - GBP 900,000; Price realised GBP 2,311,500

Source: Do Smit

IJsvermaak van Aert van der Neer (1603 - 1677)

Olieverf op paneel. 46 x 70,2 cm

Bron: digitale catalogus Sotheby's, Chris Teulings

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