4 July 1997
Abel Grimmer (c. 1575-before 1620)
A Landscape with a Village, a Herdsman on a Track and Peasants merrymaking in a Field
oil on panel
10 5/8 x 15 7/8in. (27 x 40.4cm.)
F.B. Hartje, and by descent to the present owner.
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Die jüngeren Brueghel und ihr Kreis, no. 90 (according to a label on the reverse; venue and date of the exhibition not known).
Liverpool, City Art Gallery, The Ashcroft and Hartje Collections, 7 Jan-2 Feb. 1946, no. 5.
We are grateful to Comtesse Reine de Bertier de Sauvigny for confirming the attribution, on the basis of photographs. She will include the picture in the forthcoming addendum to her catalogue raisonné of the works of Abel and Jacob Grimmer.
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