13 October 2009
Hendrick Martensz. Sorgh (Rotterdam c. 1610-1670)
Boors drinking and smoking in a tavern
signed 'HM Sorgh.' (HM linked, lower right)
oil on panel
35.6 x 45.5 cm.
with old inventory number '493' on the reverse
Dr. Schiefer, Amsterdam.
I. Hellberg, Stockholm, 1938.
Anonymous sale; Lempertz, Cologne, 5 May 1960, lot 121.
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E.B. Berger, M.J. Friedländer, C.G. Laurin, Alte Gemälde aus der Sammlung Ivar Hellberg, Stockholm, Malmö, 1938.
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