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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    Follower of Frans van Mieris I; and Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (Swammerdam ?1620-1669/70 Leiden)

    An old woman cutting a lobster at a window; and An old woman cleaning a fish at a market stall

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    Follower of Frans van Mieris I; and Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (Swammerdam ?1620-1669/70 Leiden)
    An old woman cutting a lobster at a window; and An old woman cleaning a fish at a market stall
    the former dated '[M]. DC. LX' ('1660', lower centre); the latter signed in monogram and dated 'Q.B.1667' (lower centre)
    the former oil on copper; the latter oil on oak panel
    the former 11 7/8 x 8 ¾ in. (30.2 x 22.4 cm.); the latter 11 7/8 x 10 ½ in. (30.4 x 26.4 cm.)
    (2)two in the lot


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    Provenance

    the former:
    Leon Lilienfeld, Vienna, by 1917 and by descent to,
    Mrs Leon Lilienfield, Winchester, Massachusetts; Parke-Bernet, New York, 17 May 1972, lot 35 as 'School of Frans van Mieris'.

    the latter:
    Pierre-Narcisse, Baron Guérin (1774-1833); his sale, Regnault de Lalande, Paris, 30 April 1810, lot 14.
    Anonymous sale; Brondgeest and Engelberts, Amsterdam, 24 April 1820, lot 25 (8 guilders 10 stuivers to de Vries).
    P.J. de Marneffe; his sale, Imprimerie de Louis Tencé, Brussels, 24 May 1830, lot 45.
    T.G. Arthur, Esq., Glasgow; his sale (+), Christie’s, London, 20 March 1914, lot 111 (58 gns. to Bohler).
    Leon Lilienfeld, by 1917, and by descent to,
    Mrs. Leon Lilienfeld, her sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 17 May 1972, lot 20.


    Literature

    the former:
    G. Glück, Niederländische Gemälde aus der Sammlung des Herrn Dr Leon Lilienfeld in Wien, Vienna, 1917, illustrated, as Frans van Mieris.
    C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, London, X, 1928, p. 14, no. 51.
    O. Naumann, Frans van Mieris (1635-1681) the Elder, Doornspijk, 1981, II, p. 40, no. 34, pl. 34.

    the latter:
    G. Glück, Niederländische Gemälde aus der Sammlung des Herrn Dr Leon Lilienfeld in Wien, Vienna, 1917, illustrated.
    A. Lasius, Quiringh van Brekelenkam, Doornspijk, 1992, p. 108, no. 101, p. 23.