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Sailboats on a River with Fisherman Setting Out a Net

about 1655–1660
13 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. (33.66 x 34.93 cm)

Jeronymus van Diest (Dutch, about 1631–1673)

Medium: Oil on panel
Credit Line: Bequest of Jane Taft Ingalls
Accession Number: 1962.3

Possibly purchased by F. Steinmeyer, Lucerne, Switzerland, in England, 1936. (Acquired by Lucerne Fine Art Company [1]). (Acquired by Knoedler, New York, NY, 1938-1940); purchased by Oliver B. James, 1940. (Acquired by Knoedler, New York, NY, 1941); purchased by Jane Taft Ingalls [1874-1962], Cleveland, OH, 1946; bequest to the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts, Cincinnati, OH [2], 1962; transferred to the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, September 1, 2006 [3].


[1]. According to Knoedler files. See Catalogue of the Taft Museum, 1995. [2]. The Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts (CIFA) was formed by Charles Phelps and Anna Sinton Taft on March 22, 1927 as a non-profit corporation to stimulate the development of art and music in the City of Cincinnati and run the Taft Museum of Art, which opened in 1932. The Tafts offered $1 million for a permanent endowment fund, on the condition that the community raise $2.5 million in matching funds, which was achieved by December 3, 1928. [3]. Until August 31, 2006, the Museum was owned by CIFA, administered by CIFA’s Board of Trustees, and governed by the Taft Museum Board of Overseers. On September 1, 2006, the Museum legally separated from CIFA and began operations as its own incorporated 501(c)(3) entity. This separate incorporation led to the transfer to the separate entity after August 31, 2006 of all tangible assets comprising the Taft collection.

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