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European Art
Artist: Jan van Goyen, Dutch, 1596–1656

A Castle by a River


Oil on panel

36.5 × 55.6 cm (14 3/8 × 21 7/8 in.)
Bequest of Dr. Herbert and Monika Schaefer
On view
17th century

With Dr. Curt Benedict & Co. GmbH, Berlin, 1926. Possibly art market, 1941 [see note 1]. Sale, Important Old Master Paintings, Sotheby's, London, 24 June 1970, lot 57; sold to H. Chancellor (£12,000). Private Collection, Zurich, 1971. With Galerie Sanct. Lucas, Vienna, 1972. With Galerie Kurt Müllenmeister, Solingen; Dr. Herbert (1910-2011) and Mrs. Monika (died 2019) Schaefer, Malaga, Spain, by 1981; on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven., Conn., 1981–2019; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2019

Notes: [1] In 1941, van de Waal publishes the painting as with ‘Kunsthandel’ (art dealer); this information is repeated in Dobzrycka, 1966, citing de Waal. The identity and location of the dealer and source of this information is at present unknown, but research remains ongoing.

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.

Collection: Dr. Herbert & Monika Schaefer, Selected Works, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Mountain View Press, 1998), 51-53, ill.

Joachim Pissarro, Saints, Sinners, and Scenery: European Genre and Landscape Paintings from the Collection of Herbert and Monika Schaefer, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 13-14, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.