10 December 2014
Circle of Claes Jansz. Visscher II (Amsterdam circa 1587-1652)
View of a village with windmills
pen and brown ink, watermark crowned splayed eagle surmounting three balls, brown ink framing lines, the upper right corner made up
6 3/8 x 9 1/8 in. (16.1 x 23.1 cm.)
Yegor Mackowsky (1802-1886) (L. 885a).
Unidentified Russian collector's marks (verso, not in Lugt).
with Nicolaas Beets (1878-1963), Amsterdam; from whom purchased by I.Q. van Regteren Altena on 4 December 1931, (Inventory book: '1109. t. Brueghel molen').
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