12 June 2012
Mihály Munkácsy (Hungarian, 1844-1909)
Un Vagabond de Nuit
signed 'Munkacsy' (upper right)
oil on panel
32 5/8 x 25 7/8 in. (82.9 x 65.7 cm.)
Princess Valerie zu Schleswig-Holstein.
By descent to her husband, Prince Engelbert-Charles, 10th Duke of Arenberg.
By descent to his second wife, née Mathild Cally.
By descent to her son-in-law.
Acquired by a nephew of the above in the 1960s, The Netherlands.
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