15 - 16 November 2016
Matthys Naiveu (Leiden 1647-1726 Amsterdam)
A woman offering an onion and herring to a young man holding a glass of beer, others smoking and playing skittles behind them
oil on panel
25.6 x 39.3 cm.
Mrs. Rooth; Christie's, London, 6 May 1929, lot 123, as Ostade and as part of a pair (2 gns. to Rasmussen).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 1 November 2001, lot 100, as Attributed to Matthijs Naiveau.
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