This estuary landscape on the Rhine with square tower and tall gallows signal by Jan Josefsz van Goyen (1596-1656), signed and dated 1652, comes for sale at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory on December 4.
The 15 x 22in (38 x 55cm) oil on panel has more than a century of provenance including its sale in Germany in 1931 for DM6900. It is likely that the present owner’s grandfather purchased this work sometime between 1931-36. He had lived in Munich until 1933 but fled to Zurich and then to Milan in 1936 and to Argentina in 1937.
The Second World War claimed the lives of 11 of his siblings and both his parents.