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    Sale 2802

    Old Master Pictures

    10 November 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 49

    Bartholomeus van Bassen (The Hague ? c. 1590-1652 The Hague) and Esaias van de Velde (Amsterdam 1587-1630 The Hague)

    An interior of a palace with figures conversing

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Bartholomeus van Bassen (The Hague ? c. 1590-1652 The Hague) and Esaias van de Velde (Amsterdam 1587-1630 The Hague)
    An interior of a palace with figures conversing
    signed and dated 'Bassen 1625' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    34.8 x 50.3 cm.
    with two collector's wax seals on the reverse


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    We are grateful to Mr. Axel Rüger for confirming the attribution to Bartholomeus van Bassen after inspection of the original (verbal communication, 25 August 2008). The picture will be included in his forthcoming monograph on the artist.

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    Provenance

    De Fursac; Gallerie Fievez, Brussels, 14 December 1923, lot 7.