23 - 24 June 2015
Jacob Toorenvliet (Leiden 1640-1719 Oegstgeest)
An Italianate townscene with figures making merry, a slaughtered pig to the right
oil on canvas
94.8 x 70.8 cm.
Anonymous sale; Brussels, 12 November 1928, lot 190, as Attributed to David Ryckaert.
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