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Jacob de Wit (1696-1754)

An Allegory of Autumn: the infant Bacchus with Putti by a Vase

signed and dated 'J.d.Wit/Fecit 1747' on a label on the backing of the frame; black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white, an inscribed compartment, the arch drawn with the compass from a central point
229 x 170 mm.

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Another preparatory study for Autumn, also signed and dated 1747 designed for J. Reynst in Haarlem, of similar size and character and with similar framing lines from the Roesler collection was sold in Christie's, New York, 31 May 1990, lot 112

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