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    Sale 2031

    Christie's Interiors

    1 - 2 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    After Pieter de Hooch

    A woman preparing vegetables, with a maid sweeping the courtyard

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    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    After Pieter de Hooch
    A woman preparing vegetables, with a maid sweeping the courtyard
    oil on panel
    23½ x 18½ in. (59.7 x 47 cm.)


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    The present painting is a copy, with changes, after the original in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (see Sutton, op.cit., no. 18, illustrated no. 17).

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    (Probably) J. Danser Nijman; Amsterdam, 16 August 1797, no. 115.
    (Probably) H. ten Kate; Amsterdam, 10 June 1801, no. 89 (21 florins to Josy).
    Countess of Chichester et.al. (Marquess of Dufferin and Ava); London, 22 Feb. 1929, no.81.
    with Kunsthandel Douwes, Amsterdam, 1934.
    with Duits, 1944.
    with Hallsborough, London, 1950.
    A.D. and W.C. Williams, 1951, by whom gifted to the present owner.


    Literature

    (Probably) C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII Jahrhunderts, 'Pieter de Hooch', I, Esselingen-Paris, 1907, no. 300.
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Bulletin, II, 1951, no. 5.
    Catalogue of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1966, no. 97 (as 'School of Pieter de Hooch').
    P. Sutton, Pieter de Hooch, Oxford, 1980, pp. 78-9, under no. 18 (as 'a copy, with changes').


    Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Kunsthandel Douwes, 1934, no. 33, illustrated.