Gillis Neyts (Gand 1623-Anvers 1687)

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Gillis Neyts (Gand 1623-Anvers 1687)
Mountainous landscape with a cowherd and his animals along a ruined tower. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower left AE. Neyts. F. 1680. Provenance: 1 - Anton Hartman Collection, Würzburg, 1799; 2 - Lichtmann Collection; Dorotheum, Vienna, 6-8 November 1917, no. 36 (reproduced); 3 - Dorotheum, Vienna, 18 September 1962, no. 76; 4 - Clifford Ambrose Truesdell Collection. Bibliography: P. Gustot, Gillis Neyts. Un paysagiste brabançon en vallée mosane au XVIIe siècle, pp. 93 - 94. N° P57, reproduced (Namur 2008). The author underlines in conclusion of his description of the motive with its ruins of an arch and the ancient tower "the Italianizing character of this landscape". Expert : DUBOIS Patrice
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