Description: oil on panel
Dimensions: 15 1/2 by 21 5/8 in.; 39.4 by 54.9 cm.
Medium: oil on panel
Condition Report: The panel is flat, stable, uncradled, and bevelled on all four edges. The image reads strongly beneath a clear varnish and retains good detail. Inspection under UV reveals a varnish that fluoresces unevenly in some areas, as well as a very few number of small and scattered spots of retouching in the sky, some to address old faint dents, and a few spots along lower and right edges. No further work is needed at this time and the painting can hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Literature: J. Rosa,
Gemälde der K.K Gallerie, Vienna, 1796, vol. II, p. 164, no. 22 (as Jan van der Heyden);
C. Haas and S.F. Perger,
Kaiserliche königliche bilder-galerie im Belvedere zu Wien, vol. III, Vienna 1825, n.p., reproduced in engraving (as Jan van der Heyden);
Die Vornhemsten Kunstdenkmäler in Wien, Vienna 1866, p. 100, cat. no. 39 (as Jan van der Heyden);
Kunsthistorische Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses, Gemälde. Beschreibendes Verzeichniss, Vienna 1884, vol. II, p. 188, cat. no. 898 (as Jan van der Heyden);
Kunsthistorische Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses: Führer Durch Die Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Vienna 1892, pp. 310-11, cat. no. 1240 (as Jan van der Heyden);
Kunsthistorische Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses: Die Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Vienna 1907, p. 297, cat. no. 1315 (as Jan van der Heyden);
H. de Groot,
A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. VIII, London 1927, p. 370, cat. no. 133 (as Jan van der Heyden);
Jan van der Heyden, Amsterdam 1971, p. 117, no. 133 (as wrongly attributed to van der Heyden by Hofstede de Groot, and as copy after signed painting by van der Heyden in Firles Place, Lewes).
Von Rosmäsler, after drawing by S. von Perger.
Provenance: Antony Sijdervelt, Amsterdam (as Jan van der Heyden and Adriaen van de Velde);
Request more information
His sale, 23 April 1766, lot 36, to Fouquet;
F.X. Burton, Brussels;
Acquired from the above by the Imperial Gallery, Vienna, 6 September 1792 until deaccessioned 17 March 1923 (as Jan van der Heyden);
From whom acquired by Dr. Hans Wendland, Basel;
With Van Diemen, Amsterdam, by
1930 (as Jan van der Heyden);
By whom anonymously sold, New York, Sotheby's, 30 May 1979, lot 258 (as Jan van der Heyden);
There acquired and thence by descent.