Blue and white rectangular plaque


Painted in hues of soft blue with a gentleman wearing a plumed hat, holding a long rifle and conversing with a fashionable lady seated on a horse near a shepherdess seated on the ground at his feet, a dog by her right side, to the left a donkey observing a peasant or traveler seated beneath a tree and drinking
from a jug, and to the right two fishermen hauling their nets before a distant cottage in a hilly landscape beneath voluminous clouds; the reverse unglazed.

The source of this plaque is the print by Johannes Visscher (1633- after 1692) of 'Riverbank with Fishermen Hauling in Nets', which is the first in a series of four landscapes, the first state of which is dated 1670.

Length: 27.2 cm. (10.7 in.)
Width: 37 cm. (14.6 in.)
Aronson Antiquairs
circa 1670-1680
The Collection of Jhr. J.W. Six van Vromade, sold at auction by Niekerk and Schlu╠łter, Amsterdam, October 18, 1932, lot 217, and according to the pencil annotation in the margin of the catalogue, acquired for fl 200,- by M. Huisman & Zn, Antiquairs, The Hague;
A Czechoslovakian private collection, through 2008
tin-glazed earthenware