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(Possibly) Prof. R. Oertel (photo Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, no dimensions given).
(Possibly) Georges de Zuttere Terschnieck, Essen, Belgium, 1935 (photo Rubenianum, Antwerp, no dimensions given).
Michel van Gelder, Château Zeecrabbe, Uccle, near Brussels, Belgium, by whom sold via the following,
with Maurice Lagrand, Brussels; Dorotheum, Vienna, June 1944, where acquired by
The German Reich, possibly for the planned Führermuseum, Linz (listed in the 'Anhang' of the Linz Project, no inventory number); sent for storage to the salt mines in Altaussee, Austria, on 20 November 1944.
Transferred to the Munich Central Collecting Point by Allied Forces (Mü. 33900) and restituted to
The Kingdom of Belgium, 20 October 1946; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 30-31 January 1950, lot 47.
with Chaucer Fine Arts, London, 1988, where acquired by the present owner.
B. Werche, Hendrick van Balen (1575-1632): Ein Antwerpener Kabinettbildmaler der Rubenszeit, Turnhout, 2004, I, p. 138, no. A10; II, p. 320, illustrated, as 'location unknown'.