Gillis NEYTS (1623 - 1687)
A Castle with a Moat Sold
Pen and brown ink and watercolour on buff paper. Signed AE Neyts fecit at the lower left and numbered 12.13 at the lower right. Extensively inscribed Composita à / Johanne au sc benco / Geertaine de la maison / du Suchfelen...[etc]. on the verso.133 x 191 mm. (5 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)ENQUIRE
Gillis Neyts often made topographically accurate drawings and watercolours of towns and castles in the Low Countries and further afield; views of Antwerp, Brussels, Calais, Dermonde, Dordrecht, Haarlem and Namur are known.
Kate de Rothschild, London, in 1988Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rupp, New YorkTheir anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 23 January 2001, lot 160Private collection, Florida, until 2012.