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VanDerHeyden, Jan 1637-1712  Search this
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Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 168
"Born at Gorcum, in 1637; died at Amsterdam, in 1712. Dutch school. 168. A quay at Leyden. H. 21 1/2 in.; W. 27 in. this is regarded as one of his most admirable pictures. It is signed to the right with the name of the master. It formed part of the celebrated Van Der Schrieck collection and is described in Smith's catalogue, page 670, no. 7. " This admirable painter is supposed to have acquired the first rudiments in the art from his father, who was a glass stainer. His pictures are finished with inexpressible neatness and amazing patience, and he had one peculiarity, which can scarcely be found in any other master, that of painting his buildings so minutely exact as to admit of counting the stones or bricks employed in their construction. " yet the objects in his pictures form admirable masses of light and shadow, the chiaro oscuro is well understood, the perspective excellent, and the unity and harmony are not injured by the surprising care and delicacy of the handling. signed v heide." [P. 62; a facsimile of the signature follows this entry.]
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of the Pictures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 681 Fifth Avenue, in the City of New York. February, MDCCCLXXII.
Artist nationality: Dutch.
Cityscape--Wharf  Search this
Cityscape--Netherlands--Leyden  Search this
Cityscape--Foreign--Netherlands  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05500167
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index