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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 40

    Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne (Delft 1589-1662 The Hague)

    An elderly beggars' couple holding an empty bowl upturned; 'en brunaille'

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    Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne (Delft 1589-1662 The Hague)
    An elderly beggars' couple holding an empty bowl upturned; 'en brunaille'
    oil on panel
    36.2 x 28.6 cm.
    with an old inventory number '17' on the reverse


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    Beggars occur frequently in the work of van de Venne, who in his Tafereel van de belacchende werelt of 1635 described forty two different types of beggars. The present composition is close to the panel formerly in the collection of Victor and Helene Mautner-Markhof.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Hannover, 3 June 1928, lot 39.
    with G. de Jonckheere, Brussels, 1977;
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 6 May 1998, lot 122;
    with K. Bernheimer, Munich, by 1998, where acquired by the present owner.