A fortress with a tower overlooking a mountainous landscape, possibly in Italy
black lead, pen and brown ink, watercolour, an inscribed roundel, black and brown ink and gold framing lines
116 x 117 mm.
Jonas Witsen (1733-1788); Terwen, van der Schley, Yver, Ploos van Amstel and De Bosch, at Dankmeyer & Zoon, Amsterdam, 16 August 1790 ff., probably Kunstboek F, part of lot 28 (‘Twee stuks Bergagtig Land- en Zeegezigten, uitvoerig behandeld als de voorgaande, door denzelven’) for Nlg. 2,10, or Kunstboek G, part of lot 28 (‘Twee ditto, Turkse Landgezigten, met Gebouwen en verder bywerk, uitvoerig met sapverven, door ..... van Kall’) together with lot 29 to Van der Sluijs for Nlg. 4,10; the lotnumber ‘28’ inscribed on the original mount.
Possibly acquired at or after the sale by or on behalf of Cornelis Ploos van Amstel’s niece Anna Ploos van Amstel (1735-1805) and her husband Jan Stadlander (1731-1802), by descent to their daughter Cornelia Margaretha (1766-1836) and her husband Gerrit Blaauw (1750-1825), by descent to their son Jean Blaauw (1791-1871), by descent to his son Certainly Gerrit Blaauw (1821-1894), by descent to his son Abraham Jacob Blaauw (1861-1945), and by descent to the present owner, preserved in an 18th Century portfolio.
Johannes Teyler (…), View from the tower on the walls of Alexandria towards the Obelisk, pen and brown ink, Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam.
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