Provenance Research

Aert van der Neer (1603/4-1677)
The Netherlands
Winter Landscape, late 1640s
Oil on canvas
22 x 27 in. (57.9 x 68.6 cm)
Gift of Audrey Emery, 1953.1

Signed lower middle left: "AvDn"

Description:
A flat snowy landscape with a frozen river running from the right foreground, though the central middle ground, and into the distance. Figures skate and fish on the ice. In the lower left corner is a man on a horse-drawn wagon with a boy following him and a dog in front of him. There are buildings on both sides of the river. A low horizon affords a vast blue sky filled with white and pink clouds.

Provenance:

Before 1935:   Reportedly private Irish collection, sold to [1]
     
1935-at least 1936:   (D. A. Hoogendijk, Amersterdam, sold to)
     
probably 1936-January 1952:   Mr. and Mrs. David Birnbaum [later Bingham], New York, given in trade to [2]
     
January 1952-January 1953:   (Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York, sold to)
     
January 1953-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] According to a notation in the curatorial file.

[2] Records show that Hoogendijk owned the painting in 1935 and 1936 and sold it to Birnbaum. The specific date of the sale is not known, but it was probably in 1936. Birnbaum definitely owned the painting by 1942 when he loaned it to Duveen Galleries, New York, Paintings by the Great Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century, October 8 to November 7, 1942, no. 35. Birnbaum changed his name to Bingham sometime during 1945 or 1946. See correspondence, June 11, 2001.

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