23 September 2015
After Frans van Mieris I
Boys playing the flute and drum
oil on panel
7 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (18.2 x 15 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2006, lot 81 ($2,700).
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The present painting repeats a composition by Frans van Mieris from 1670, documented by Otto Nauman in Frans van Mieris the Elder, Groningen, 1981, plate 81, of unknown whereabouts.
Please note the correct estimate for this picture is £1,500-2,500 and not as published in the printed catalogue.
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