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Fort on a River

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Inscription

Lower left, on side of boat: VG 1644

Provenance

Count André Mniszech (b. 1823 - d. 1905), Paris [see note 1]. About 1920, Wildenstein, Paris. 1925, D. Hermsen, The Hague. By 1929 until at least 1931, P. de Boer, Amsterdam [see note 2]. Asscher and Welker, London; between about 1931 and 1937, sold by Asscher and Welker to Georg Schicht (b. 1884 - d. 1961), London [see note 3]. 1937, brought to the United States. 1946, acquired by John Nicholson Gallery, New York (stock no. 1923); 1947, sold by Nicholson to the MFA for $4500. (Accession Date: March 13, 1947) NOTES: [1] Provenance information (to 1925) is taken from Hans-Ulrich Beck, Jan van Goyen, 1596-1656 (Amsterdam, 1973), p. 341, cat. no. 757. Mniszech was a Polish portraitist who worked in Paris. [2] The painting was featured in a P. de Boer advertisement published in 1929 (see, for example, Pantheon, November 1929) and was exhibited at the gallery in 1930 and 1931. [3] According to correspondence from John P. Nicholson to W. G. Constable of the MFA (March 17, 1947).

Credit Line

Francis Welch Fund

Dimensions

42.5 x 75.5 cm (16 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.235

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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