23 - 24 June 2015
Bartholomeus van Bassen (Antwerp 1590-1652 The Hague)
A palace interior with an elegant company playing backgammon
signed and dated '1625 / B. Van Bassen' (lower right)
oil on a single sheet of panel
55.2 x 82.6 cm.
with Robert Finck, Brussels, 1964.
with Newhouse Galleries, New York, 1971-72.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 6 May 2009, lot 34, where acquired by the present owner.
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