6 July 2011
Karel Dujardin (Amsterdam 1626-before 1678 Venice)
Travellers with donkeys resting at the walls of a town
signed and dated '. K . DU JARDin ft 165[?]' (lower left)
oil on canvas
17½ x 14 7/8 in. (43.8 x 37.7 cm.)
Izaak van den Hoogenbergh; sale, Amsterdam, 10 April 1743, lot 73.
Gerret Braamcamp, Amsterdam; Philippe van der Schley, Amsterdam, 31 July 1771, lot 100.
M. Poullain, Paris; J.B.P. Lebrun, Paris, 15-21 March 1780, lot 83.
Duke of Chabot, Paris; sale, Paris, 12 December 1787, lot 42.
Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna, 1873.
Nathaniel von Rothschild, Vienna.
Louis von Rothschild, Vienna, from whom
confiscated in 1938 by the German Reich, for the planned Führermuseum, Linz (LR 722).
Transferred to the Munich Central Collecting Point by Western Allied Forces (M. 2409) on 4 July 1945, from where sent on 14 December 1945 to the Bundesdenkmalamt depot at Kremsmünster (inv. No. K1085);
Restituted to Louis von Rothschild, 5 December 1947.
with John Mitchell, London.
with A. Brod, London.
acquired by the family of the present owner in c. 1957.
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J. Smith, Smith's Catalogue Raisonné, V, 1834, p. 234-5, no. 11.
C. Hofstede de Groot, Catalogue of Dutch Painters, IX, 1926, p. 381, no. 317.
Vienna, 1873, no. 135.
We are grateful to Dr. Michael Hall for informing us that this painting was bought by Anselm von Rothschild from the Leonardus Klerk de Reus collection, The Hague, which he acquired en bloc in 1845.
Please note the additional literature for this lot:
J.M. Kilian, The Paintings of Karel Du Jardin 1626-1678: Catalogue Raisonné, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 132, no. 10, pl. 9 (please see entry for additional early literature).
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