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    Sale 2812

    A Romantic Affair: Paintings from an important private Dutch Collection

    18 November 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 15

    Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate (Dutch, 1822-1891)

    Sacking the Staadt House after the Siege of Alkmaar by the troops of Don Yolin of Austria

    Price Realised  

    Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate (Dutch, 1822-1891)
    Sacking the Staadt House after the Siege of Alkmaar by the troops of Don Yolin of Austria
    signed 'Herman ten Kate ft' (lower left)
    pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
    38 x 56 cm.


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    This drawing by Herman ten Kate depicts the sacking of the Town Hall in Alkmaar during the Eighty Year War. Ten Kate was specialised in military genre scenes with historical clothing. He must have been content with this particular watercolour since he also executed the same subject in oil without significant changes.

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    Provenance

    Leslie Smith Gallery, Wassenaar, 1992.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that it has been suggested that the present lot does not depict Don Yolin of Austria in the Staadt House in Alkmaar.