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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 161

    Jacob Toorenvliet (Leiden 1640-1719 Oegstgeest)

    A couple embracing, a procuress asleep nearby

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Toorenvliet (Leiden 1640-1719 Oegstgeest)
    A couple embracing, a procuress asleep nearby
    signed 'JToornvliet fe' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    39.4 x 32.5 cm.


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    A W. Bernt certificate, dated 1 June 1974, is included with this lot.

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    Provenance

    Iselin, Basel.
    Since 1970 in the collection of the present owner.


    Literature

    H.-J. Raupp, Genre, Münster, 1996, II, pp. 240-1, no. 59, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Liesborn, Museum Abtei, Genrebilder, 22 September 1996-2 March 1997.
    Paderborn, Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle Schloss Neuhaus, Genre- Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, 16 January-22 March 1998.
    Mönchengladbach, Museum Schloss Rheydt; Oelde, Rathaus; Dessau, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie; and Gera, Otto Dix-Haus, Von Kavalieren, Dirnen und Quacksalbern, between 19 April 1998 and 11 January 2004.