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The Pigeon House

Artist:
Roelof van Vries (Dutch, Haarlem 1630/31–after 1681)
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 12 in. (36.8 x 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1871
Accession Number:
71.116
Not on view
Forthcoming
Inscription: Signed (lower right): V[R]IES
comte Cornet de Ways Ruart, Brussels (until d. 1870); [Étienne Le Roy and Léon Gauchez, Paris; 1870]; William T. Blodgett, Paris (from 1870; sold half share to Johnston); William T. Blodgett, Paris, and John Taylor Johnston, New York (1870–71; sold to MMA)
New York. American Federation of the Arts. "Little Masters in 17th Century Holland and Flanders (circulating exhibition)," 1954–57, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

Katharine Baetjer. "Buying Pictures for New York: The Founding Purchase of 1871." Metropolitan Museum Journal 39 (2004), pp. 197, 204, 245, appendix 1A no. 74, ill.

Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, pp. 234, 500; vol. 2, pp. 934–36, no. 215, colorpl. 215, states that "the style and composition . . . are most consistent with landscape conventions of the 1660s".



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