Description & Technical information

Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  The Netherlands
Provenance: Alexander-Louis Hersant Destouches, Paris;
His sale, Paris, 21 March 1794, lot 131, for 7,200 francs (bought by Michael
Vauthier on behalf of Peter Rainier);
Peter Rainier;
His deceased sale, London, Christie’s, 24 May 1845, for £504 to Nieuwenhuys
Baron de Varange;
His deceased sale, Paris, 26 May 1852, lot 23, for 22,100 francs;
Baron James de Rothschild, Paris, by 1927;
Thence by inheritance to Baronne Alexandrine de Rothschild, Paris;
Confiscated from the above by the ERR (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg) after the German occupation of Paris;
Inherited by the previous owner from his aunt in 2005;
Sold in 2014 pursuant to a settlement agreement between the previous owner and the heirs of Alexandrine de Rothschild.

Literature: Sir Charles Eastlake, Ms diaries, Paris visit, 1860, in the Library of the National Gallery, London
Paul Lacroix, Annuaire des Artistes et des Amateurs, Paris, 1860, pp. 166-167,
no. 20
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné ….., vol. V, London, 1854, pp. 386-87,
392,nos. 56 and 73
E. Michel, Great Masters of Landscape Painting, London, 1910, pp. 199-200
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné….., vol. VIII, London, 1927, pp.
398-99, no. 230
H. Wagner, Jan van der Heyden, Amsterdam-Haarlem, 1971, p. 101, no. 152
Susanna Avery-Quash, “The Travel Notebooks of Sir Charles Eastlake”, The
Walpole Society, London, No. 73 (2 vols), 2011, vol. I, p. 524 “Vander Heyden – Entrance to a Palace – great part of wall and foreground in shadow – wood”.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints