Jan van Goyen
Leiden 1596 - The Hague 1656
Sea Landscape with fishers on the shore and on a boat.
Oil on Panel, 37,6 x 54 cm
Indistinctly Monogrammed, and Dated on the boat: VG 1647
Collection Rev. Benjamin Rudge (1680-1741), Northamptonshire;
Thence by inheritance to A. Rudge Esq.;
His sale, Sotheby’s London, 29 November 1961, no. 121 ($ 11000 to Hallsborough);
William Hallsborough Gallery Ltd., London;
Collection Dr. G. Henle (1899-1979), Duisburg, 1963;
Thence by inheritance to Anne Liese Henle (his wife, 1908-1997);
By whose estate sold, “Old Master Paintings, The Henle Collection”, London, Sotheby’s 3-4 December 1997, lot 4, where acquired by the present owner;
Private Collection, England.
L. Frohlich-Bum, «Alte Meister bei Hallsborough», Die Weltkunst, 15 May 1963, p.24 (reproduced);
The Illustrated London News, 1 June 1963, p. 855 (reproduced);
Dr. H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, 1596-1656, Vol. II, Katalog der Gemälde, 1973, p. 388-389, cat. no. 867, reproduced p. 389;
Dr. H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, 1596-1656, Vol. III, Ergänzungen zum Katalog…, 1987, p. 285
London, W. Hallsborough, Exhibition of Fine Paintings and Drawings of Five Centuries, Summer 1963, no. 17, reproduced;
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Die Sammlung Henle Aus dem grossen Jahrhundert der niederländischen Malerei, 22 February-5 April 1964, no. 14, reproduced.
Günter Henle (1899-1979), who owned our painting, was a Diplomat, Politician and Industrial Magnate who founded in 1948 the famous publishing house G. Henle Verlag for Urtext editions of classical music. He was himself an accomplished pianist.