6 April 2000
A DUTCH OIL-ON-CANVAS SIX-LEAF SCREEN
In the style of Egbert van Heemskerk the Younger, (active circa 1700-1744), depicting a village fair, each panel with gilt-tooled leather edge, restorations, reframed, one panel torn, the reverse with inventory number 'BH L1912'
Each panel: 83½ in. x 22 in. (212 in. x 56 in.)
The 6th Earl of Londsdale O.B.E., (d. 1949), Lowther Castle, Cumberland, sold Maple & Co., Ltd and Thomas Wyatt, F.V.A. house sale, 15 April 1947, lot 156.
Commander Richard Torbock, R.N. (+and H. Cornish Torbock Esq., (+Cross Rigg Hall, Penrith, sold by their Executors, Sotheby's house sale, 13 September 1994, lot 44.
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When sold in the Lowther Castle house sale in 1947, the screen was attributed to Hogarth.
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