London, South Kensington
23 April 2009
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Attributed to Cornelis de Wael (Antwerp 1592-1667 Rome)
A market in a town square
oil on canvas, unlined
20½ x 26¼ in. (52.1 x 66.6 cm.)
The Dukes of Mantua and by descent to
Ferdinando Carlo di Gonzaga-Nevers, 10th and last Duke of Mantua (1652-1708).
Giovanni Battista Rota, by whom sold on 12 October 1724 as part of a group of 24 pictures by 'Michel Ango delle Battaglie', with other works of art from the collection of the Dukes of Mantua to
Field Marshal Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747).
Bequeathed to his nephew Christian Günther von der Schulenburg, Berlin, and by descent to the present owner.
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