Anthonie Jansz. van der Croos
Alkmaar 1606 - The Hague 1662
View of Haarlem
Oil on Panel, 34 x 52.5 cm
Signed and dated lower left: AV. CROOS. 1645
Collection Birket Walker, England;
Sale Collection de la Princesse de X… et à divers amateurs, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, Me Rheims, 2 December 952, no. 65;
Sale, Leo Spik, Berlin, 8 November 1956, no. 125, reproduced;
With Douwes Gallery, Amsterdam;
Private Collection, France.
H.U. Beck, Künstler um Jan van Goyen, Doornspijk, 1991, p.80 no. 160.
Anthonie Jansz van der Croos was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, art dealer and poet. Though probably born and raised in Alkmaar, from 1634 on Croos lived and worked mostly in The Hague. He was influenced by the work of Jan van Goyen, known primarily for his tonal landscape paintings. Van der Croos, embraced the art of tonal landscape painting. Most of his paintings are signed and dated. Many of his landscapes are inscribed and thus can be identified. The present landscape is a view of the city of Haarlem. Today one can still recognize this particular view with its dominant Cathedral of St. Bavo clearly visible when approaching the city from the east.
Paintings by Anthonie van der Croos can be found in museum collections of the Teylers Museum, Haarlem and the Staatliches Museum Schwerin.