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Attributed to manner of Heyden, Jan van der (Dutch painter, 1637-1712) , A Bridge into a Fortified Town

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Title A Bridge into a Fortified Town
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to manner of Heyden, Jan van der (Dutch painter, 1637-1712)
Previously attributed to Heyden, Jan van der (Dutch painter, 1637-1712)
Date Earliest possibly about 1660
Date Latest possibly about 1712
Description To right are the walls and tower of a town that is approached by a bridge over the stream flowing past the walls centrally. To the left are a cottage and other buildings. Figures are seen on the bridge and on the riverbank. To the left foreground are an ox grazing, sheep and ducks.
Current Accession Number 52
Former Accession Number 79 (1855); 224 (1893)
Inscription front lc 'J VAN der Heyden'
Subject buildings and gardens; figure
Measurements 40.0 x 54 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 6, no. 79, as by van der Heyden; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 140, no. 224; Hofstede de Groot, C., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, VIII, London, 1927, Heyden, no. 122; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 67, no. 52, II, p. 52, as by an imitator of van der Heyden.
Notes The signature is false. C. Wright 1983 (file note): 'may well be a work from van der Heyden's early, little-known period'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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