Signed in pen and brown ink 'de Koningh' (lower left margin)
Watercolour, laid on a 19th Century period mount
450 x 605 mm. (17 3/4 x 23 7/8 in.)
Our drawing is characteristic of Leendert de Koningh in subject matter and technique. Other comparable landscape drawings by de Koningh are a 'Dutch Frozen Canal Scene', which was on the art market in 1990 and 'A Peasant Family beside a Canal with Cattle and a Village beyond'1.
Leendert de Koningh was a pupil of A. Vermeulen and M. Versteegh. He worked in England from 1801-1802, and later in Paris where he worked with J.L. David. In 1805 de Koningh went to Germany and again to England. In 1813 he was back in Dordrecht, where he worked for local collectors.
1.Photograph in the Witt Library, with Stephen Somerville; Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London 19 June 1973, lot 25; Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 28 November 1985, lot 516. The drawing of 'A Peasant Family beside a Canal with Cattle and a Village beyond' was with me in 2008 and is now in a private collection, and can be seen on my website.