JOHANNES JANSON

Lot number

17

Estimated price

3300
4400

Description

JOHANNES JANSON
(Dutch East Indies 1729 – 1784 Leyden)
“A view of the Muiderpoort, Amsterdam, in winter, with skaters on the
frozen Singelgracht and a horse-drawn carriage on the road”
Signed ‘J.Janson ƒ 1779’ lower right
Oil on panel, 29.4 x 35.8 cm.
£ 3,000-4,000

Provenance:
Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, Mak van Waay, 18 November 1985, lot 57,
with illustration.

Catalogue note:
The view depicts the Muiderpoort after reconstructed in 1771, two
years after the dramatic collapse of the earlier building. The works were
supervised by the city’s architect Cornelis Krans, and the programme of
monumental sculpture was carried out by Antonie Ziezenis (see B.Bakker,
‘Amsterdam in de achttiende eeuw’, 1974, no.26). The summer version
of the subject was offered for sale at Christie’s Amsterdam, 6 May 1993,
lot 23, with illustration.

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