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Inscription

lower left, in monogram, first and last two letters in ligature: AV DN / 1645

Provenance

Madame de Falbe, Luton Hoo and London; (her sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 19 May 1900, no. 118, as dated 1655); (P. and D. Colnaghi, London). Sir George Donaldson, by 1902; (his sale, London, 1906). purchased 1907 by William A. Clark [1839-1925]; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1959
Loan Exhibition. Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art: A Benefit Exhibition in Honor of the Gallery's Centenary, 1959, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2001
Antiques to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1907
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 8 vols. Translated by Edward G. Hawke. London, 1907-1927: 7(1923): 455, 460, nos. 551, 567, 568.
1907
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts. 10 vols. Esslingen and Paris, 1907-1928: 7(1918): 495-496, 501, nos. 551, 567, 568.
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1928): 130, no.65
1928
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of the W. A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1928: 49.
1932
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of the W. A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1928: 52.
1955
Breckenridge, James. D. A Handbook of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the William Andrews Clark Collection. Washington, 1955: 32, repro.
1959
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1959: 12, repro.
1966
Stechow, Wolfgang. Dutch Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century. Kress Foundation Studies in the History of European Art 1. London, 1966: 93, 95, nos. 182, 485.
1969
Bachmann, Fredo. Das Leben des Aert van der Neer. Weltkunst, 1969: 1348-1349.
1982
Bachmann, Fredo. Aert van der Neer. Bremen, 1982: 48-49, no. 34, repro.
1986
Sutton, Peter C. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Washington and Grand Rapids, 1986: 299-300, no. 452.
1987
Sutton, Peter C., et al. Masters of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape Painting. Exh. cat. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art. Boston, 1987: 39-40, no. 54
1992
Sutton, Peter C. Dutch & Flemish Seventeenth-century Paintings: The Harold Samuel Collection. New York, 1992: 127, 129, no. 1, repro.
1994
Sutton, Peter C., and John Loughman. El Siglo de Oro del Paisaje Holandés/The Golden Age of Dutch Landscape Paintings. Exh. cat. Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 1994: 152, no. 1, repro.
2001
Coyle, Laura, and Dare Myers Hartwell, eds. Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC, 2001: 23, 69, repro.
2001
Janson, Anthony F. "Note on the Permanent Collection: An Unpublished Nocturne by Aert van der Neer." The Picker Art Gallery Journal 6, no. 1 (2001-2002): 6-12, no. 5, repro.
2001
Suchtelen, Ariane van, ed. Holland frozen in Time: the Dutch Winter Landscape in the Golden Age. Exh. cat. Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. Zwolle, 2001: n.p., nos. 1, 16, repro.
2002
Schulz, Wolfgang. Aert van der Neer. Translated by Kristin Lohse Belkin. Doornspijk, 2002: 142, nos. 7, 59, repro.