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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    Attributed to Philips Wouwerman Haarlem 1619-1668

    Washerwomen and a traveler on a river bank

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Philips Wouwerman Haarlem 1619-1668
    Washerwomen and a traveler on a river bank
    with artist's monogram (lower left)
    oil on panel
    10 7/8 x 12½ in. 27.7 x 31.7 cm.
    WOOD PRINCE COLLECTION


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    Provenance

    Choiseul-Praslin; sale, A.-J. Paillet, Paris, 18 February 1793, to President Haudry (5511 francs).
    Anonymous sale; H. Muilman, Amsterdam, 12 April 1813, lot 185 (2225 florins).
    Prince de Talleyrand; sale, Paris, 7 July 1817, lot 46, the collection was bought before the sale by W. Buchanan.
    with W. Buchanan, London.
    Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, The Grange, by 1829, thence by descent; sale, the contents of The Grange, August 1907, to
    Agnew's, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of William and Eleanor Wood Prince, Chicago, Illinois


    Literature

    W. Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting, London, 1824, II, p. 346, no. 46. G.F. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854, II, letter XV, p. 109, under Wouwerman no. 2.
    C. Blanc, Le Trésor de la Curiosité, Paris, 1857, II, pp. 162-63.
    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch painters of the seventeenth century, Cambridge, 1976, II, p. 368, no. 396, as 'Wouwermans'.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1871, no. 213.