Auction House

Auction: Old Master Paintings

19. October 2016, 2:00 pm

Object overview


Jacob van Ruisdael , circle of

(Haarlem 1628/29 - 1682 Amsterdam)

„Beachscape with Dunes, Boats and Figures“
oil on panel
53 × 67.5 cm


Joseph Neeld (1789-1856), Grittelton House, near Chippenham Wiltshire (1854 in the Neeld collection according to Waagen)
by descent to his brother, Sir John Neeld, 1st Bt (1805-1891), Grittleton House;
by descent to his son Sir Algernon William Neeld, 2nb bt (1846-1900), Grittleton House;
by descent to his brother Sir Audley Neeld, Bt., Grittelton House, 3rd bt. (1849-1941), Grittleton House;
Sale L.W. Neeld, Grittleton House, Christie’s London, 9 June 1944, lot 26 (ill.);
Agnew’s Gallery, London, November-December 1944, no 13;
Sale Sotheby’s London, 6 December 1967, Lot 91;
private collection


G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London 1854, vol. II, p. 247 (according to Slive: “figures by Adriaen van de Velde”);
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., London, vol. IV, 1911, p. 284, no. 923 (as Ruisdael: “A replica of 924, to which it is inferior, and 929”; according to Slive: “replicas are in the Mauritshuid and Neeld collection, less good than the Mauritshuis picture”);
C. Hofstede de Groot, Review of “De nieuwe catalogus van het Mauritshuis”, Bulletin van den Nederlandschen Oudheidkundigen Bond, 7, 1914, p. 80 (according to Slive: “probably an old copy after the Mauritshuis picture”);
J. Rosenberg, Jacob van van Ruisdael, Berlin, 1928, pp. 65,107, no. 566 (according to Slive: “the same subject as the Mauritshuis picture, which is probably by Kessel, and the painting which is now in Williamstown; the model for all three is probably the Hermitage Beachscape, which only has differences in the staffage”);
Seymour Slive, Jacob van Ruisdael: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, Drawings and Etchings, New Haven and London, 2001, pp. 664, no. Dub145a (under 'dubious and wrongly attributed paintings')

Certificate by Ellen Berndt, Munich 1983, as Jacob van Ruisdael mentioning the Neeld collection, is enclosed.

Estimate: € 35.000 - 70.000
Auction is closed.