24 - 25 May 2016,
Price realised EUR 35,000
Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000
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.
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.
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