24 - 25 May 2016
Willem Johannes Martens (Amsterdam 1839-1895 Berlin-Schöneberg)
La bella addormentata
signed and inscribed 'W.J. Martens. Roma.' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
585 x 480 mm.
Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 16 January 1968, lot 208, as: De Schone Slaapster.
with Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, The Hague.
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Pieter A. Scheen, Lexicon Nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars 1750-1880, The Hague, 1981, Vol. II, p. 19, no. 62, as: Slapend bloemenmeisje.
Please compare to an oil painting by the same hand with a similar composition sold in these rooms, Christie's, London, 14 June 1996, lot 14.
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