Aert van der Neer, A winter landscape with skaters and colf players by a village
A winter landscape with skaters and colf players by a village, by Aert van der Neer (1603/4 - 1677)
Oil on panel. 34.5 x 44.7 cm / 13 1/2 x 17 5/8 in. Signed with initials 'AV DN' ('AV' and 'DN' linked) lower left
- with Knoedler, London and New York, 1921, inv. no. 13914 (according to a file in the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute, the Knoedler stock number on the reverse). Anonymous sale;
- Galerie Dr. Gottschewski & Dr. Schäffer, Berlin, 6-30 November 1927. with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1932, as in 'Particulier bezit'. Anonymous sale;
- Fischer, Lucerne, 14-21 November 1978, lot 1856.
- Sale Christie's, London, 8 December 2010. Sale 7888 Estimate: £ 25,000 - £ 35,000 ($ 39,425 - $ 55,195) Price Realized: £ 49,250 ($ 77,323) Pre-Lot Text: The property of a private European Collector
• W. Schulz, Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk, 2002, p. 181, no. 188.
Published as 'probably autograph' by Dr. Wolfgang Schulz in his 2002 monograph on the artist, we are grateful to him for recently confirming a full attribution, on the basis of photographs.
• Amsterdam, Galerie Goudstikker, Hollandsche Winterlandschappen uit de XVIIe eeuw, 6-29 February 1932, no. 56, as in 'Particulier bezit'.
Source: Do Smit