15 - 16 November 2016
Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem 1609/10-1668)
A tavern interior with a merry company
signed 'JMolenaer' (JM linked, lower centre)
oil on panel
41.5 x 36.8 cm.
(Possibly) J. Hageraats, by 1924 (according to an expertise by Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot).
(Possibly) W.C. Drossaart van Dusseldorp, his sale; Van Marle & Bignell, The Hague, 19 April 1943, lot 53.
with J. Verwiel, Heusden.
In the family of the present owners for circa 50 years.
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