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From time to time, Christie's may offer a lot which it owns in whole or in part. This is such a lot.
Peter Isaac Thelluson, 1st Baron Rendlesham (1761-1808), M.P., Foley House, Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London; his sale, Peter Coxe, on the premises, 20 June 1806, lot 43, 'The Village Fête - an Exterior; painted with uncommon Care and beautiful Effect. The Attention of the Figures in the Fore Ground listening to and delighted with the Musician playing on the Hurdy Gurdy, the Boy endeavouring to make the Dog dance, and the general disposition of the toute ensemble is in his best Time and Manner, while the Perspective is treated with great Tenderness and Truth in the receding Distance.' (149 gns.).
William Wells (1768-1847), Redleaf, Penshurst, Kent, by 1829; (+) Christie's, London, 13 [=2nd day] May 1848, lot 113, 'A Country Fair' (310 gns. to Phillips).
Sir H. Scott; Sotheby's, London, 21 February 1934, lot 116 (781 gns. to the following)
Captain Robert Langton Douglas (1864-1951).
Anton Philips, by 1937 (possibly acquired through or from Langton Douglas), and by descent.
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., London, VI, 1835, p. 68, no. 139, 'This capital picture posseses in a high degree the rich harmonious tones of colour and truth of gradation which distinguish his best works'.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., London, III, 1910, p. 278, no. 447.
Eindhoven, Stedlijk van Abbe-Museum, Eenige Schilderijen en Kunstvoorwerpen uit de Collectie van den Heer en Mevrouw Dr. A.F. Philips-de Jongh, 21 January-8 February 1937, no. 18.