31 January 2013
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
Benjamin Gerritsz. Cuyp (Dordrecht 1612-1652)
Soldiers playing cards at an encampment
oil on panel
15½ x 23½ in. (39.3 x 59.6 cm.)
with Joseph Schaefer.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 July 1950, lot 160, unsold.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 31 May 1989, lot 120, where acquired by the present owner.
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