"NEER, (Arnold Vander).--Born at Amsterdam in 1619; he died in 1683. This admirable painter is well known to connoisseurs by a peculiarity of style and the transparency of his landscapes. His subjects are villages, or the huts of fishermen on the banks of rivers and canals, by moonlight, which are finished with remarkable neatness. His touch is extremely light, free and clear, and his imitation of nature true--particularly in the lustre of his skies about the moon, and its reflected beams on the surface of the water. His figures are well designed." No. 16.--A RIVER SCENE, BY MOONLIGHT--on panel. This picture is a perfect gem, and it would be difficult to point out a finer specimen of this master in any European collection. It is in the highest possible state of preservation, and is, consequently inestimable. Another by this master is no. 36. [P. 35; see entry 01630036 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.