23 - 24 June 2015
Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem 1609/10-1668)
A gipsy fortune-teller, with numerous other figures outside a village inn
indistinctly signed and dated 'JMolenaer 1640' (JM linked, lower left)
oil on canvas
100.9 x 152.3 cm.
Lady Elinor Denison; removed from Ossington Hall, Newark-on-Trent; Christie's, London, 23 June 1933, lot. 54.
with D. Vaarties, Rotterdam, 1934.
Anonymous sale; F.A. van Braam, Amsterdam, 23 November 1943, lot 65, as Attributed to Jan Steen.
Mr. H.A.A. de Vos (former director of the Amsterdamse bank), Amsterdam, by 1943; his sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 12 May 1971, lot 305, as dated 1654, where acquired by the present owner (Dfl 24.000).
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