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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 57

    Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619-1668)

    A peasant attending a horse in a dune landscape

    Price Realised  

    Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619-1668)
    A peasant attending a horse in a dune landscape
    signed with initials 'Ph.W.' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    18.5 x 26.5 cm.
    a collector's wax seal on the reverse


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    We are grateful to Dr. Birgit Schumacher for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs (verbal communication, 8 January 2009). She dates the painting to the beginning of the 1650s.

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    Provenance

    Dr. Otto Hirschmann, Amsterdam, 1937-8.
    with D. Katz, The Hague.
    The Rt. Hon. Lord Cranworth.
    Sir G. MacDonald.
    with Eugene Slatter, London, 1955.
    with H. Cramer, The Hague, 1959.
    sold on 13 September 1959 (Dfl. 12,000) at an unknown auction.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a European Princely House