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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    Circle of Arnold Boonen (Dordrecht 1669-1729 Amsterdam)

    A moneylender reading a letter at a table with coins, books and a jewellery box; and A lady feeding a parrot at a window casement

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Arnold Boonen (Dordrecht 1669-1729 Amsterdam)
    A moneylender reading a letter at a table with coins, books and a jewellery box; and A lady feeding a parrot at a window casement
    oil on canvas
    16½ x 13 in. (41.9 x 33 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Provenance

    H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent; Christie's, London, 12-14 March 1947, lots 53 and 54, as G. Schalcken (sold for 220 gns. and 169 gns. respectively to Leger).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 October 1982, lot 115, as Godfried Schalcken.


    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD for suggesting that these are by Arnold Boonen (Dordrecht 1669-1729 Amsterdam) in full.


    Literature

    T. Beherman, Godfried Schalcken, Paris, 1988, nos. 282 & 287, pp. 341 & 343, illustrated (under Attributions Rejetées, as an imitator of Arnold Boonen).


    Exhibited

    Old and Modern Masters, 1 June 1949 (according to a label on the reverse).