Befestigung, bei einem Kundeturm zwei Kanonen und ein Schilderhaus, Jan van Goyen
Jan van Goyen
Befestigung, bei einem Kundeturm zwei Kanonen und ein Schilderhaus
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Jan van Goyen

Befestigung, bei einem Kundeturm zwei Kanonen und ein Schilderhaus, 1653

117 x 198 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
3595 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Befestigung, bei einem Kundeturm zwei Kanonen und ein Schilderhaus
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert oben rechts (mit schwarzer Kreide): VG 1653
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift, mit der Feder in Braun übergangen): [durch Streichung unkenntlich gemacht] 612
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
  • Wappen, darin ein Horn an einer Schnur, darunter die Buchstaben MC
Work Catalogues
  • Beck 1972.I.141.412

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 25I5(+1) landscape with tower or castle (+ city(-scape) with figures, staffage)
  • 45C16(CANNON)(+24) firearms: cannon (+ artillery)
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life
  • 25H213(+1) river (+ landscape with figures, staffage)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Sybrand Feitama (1694 –1758), Amsterdam
Nachlass Feitama, 1758
Verst. durch Bernardus de Bosch, Amsterdam, 16. Oktober 1758
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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