Esaias van de Velde
Amsterdam 1587 - The Hague 1630
Winter Landscape with Skaters.
Oil on Panel, 24.9 x 40.9 cm
Signed and Dated lower centre: E.V. Velde ‘22
Private collection, Germany;
Sale Sotheby’s New York, 14 January 1994, lot 29, reproduced;
David Koetser Gallery, Zurich, 1994;
With Dr A. Wieg Fine Art, Amsterdam;
From whom acquired by Mr and Mrs Barge-Dreesmann, Brasschaat, on 18 April 2002;
Thence by descent to the present owners.
Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions, Koetser Gallery, Zurich, 27 October-December 1994, reproduced.
Dr. George Keyes has seen the present painting first-hand in 1993, and confirmed that it is an autograph work by van de Velde, datable circa 1618-1620.