Josephus Augustus KNIP (Tilburg 1777 - Berlicum 1847)

A Figure Standing in the Ruins of a House Sold

Gouache and watercolour.
691 x 515 mm. (27 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.) [sheet]


Similar gouache landscapes by Knip are in the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Other comparable large, finished watercolour and gouache drawings by Knip include The Ruins of Castle of Batenburg, near Nijmegen, in a private collection in Holland, and The Ruins of a Monastery recently on the art market in Germany, as well as a view of Gothic Ruins with Neapolitan Peasants which appeared at auction in Paris in 1993.

The present sheet once belonged to the Dutch historian and museum director Friedrich Gorissen (1912-1993).

Dr. Friedrich Gorissen, Cleves
His posthumous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby’s, 1 March 1994, lot 137 (sold for 3,200 guilders).

Josephus Augustus KNIP

A Figure Standing in the Ruins of a House


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