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with John Smith, London, 1842, and sold in 1843 to the widow of Coungham[?].
By descent from the mother of the present owner.
We are grateful to Dr. Hiltraud Doll for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs. She dates it to circa 1636, comparing it with a dated drawing in the Teylers Museum, Haarlem, and provides the following additional provenance:
with Singer, London.
with M. Spink, London, circa 1960.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 8, 9, 49 & 56)
J. Smith, A Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné, IX, London, 1842, pp. 116-7, no. 125: 'The figures are here represented of a larger size than usual, and are painted with great freedom of hand, and relieved by a powerful effect of light. An early production.'
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc, III, London, 1910, pp. 320-1, no. 590.