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    Sale 5857

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    Dirck Hals (Haarlem 1591-1656)

    Merry company making music in an interior

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Dirck Hals (Haarlem 1591-1656)
    Merry company making music in an interior
    signed and dated 'DHals 1646' ('DH' linked,centre left)
    oil on panel
    19¾ x 16 in. (50.3 x 40.7 cm.)


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    Dirck, brother of Frans Hals, was a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Haarlem from 1627 until his death. He specialised in merry companies of this type, set both in and out of doors; his earliest known example dates to 1623 (Hermitage, St. Petersburg).

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    with K.J. Müllenmeister, Solingen.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR