14 April 2011
Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem c. 1610-1668)
A schoolroom interior, with a teacher at a podium, and pupils merrymaking
signed and dated 'iMOLENAR · 1636' ('iM' linked, lower left), and further signed and dated '1636 J MolEnaer' (upper left)
oil on panel
20¼ x 32 7/8 in. (50.5 x 83 cm.)
Gustav Oberlaender (1867-1936), Reading, Pennsylvania.
Mrs Harold M. Leinbach; her sale, Sotheby's, New York, 25-26 May 1939, lot 228 (when sold with a certificate by C. Hofstede de Groot, The Hague, dated January 1924).
with French & Co., New York, by 1951.
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Hartford, Connecticut, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Life in Seventeenth Century Holland: Views-Vistas-Pastimes-Pantomimes-Portraits-Peep shows, 21 November 1950- 14 January 1951, no. 50.
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