9 March 1999
After Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem
A Capriccio of a Mediterranean harbour with an elegant couple disembarking from a galley, bandits and merchants on the quay nearby
with signature and the date Joan.Lingelbach.1670 lower left
oil on panel
48.3 x 66.2 cm
Henry George Bohn Collection, Twickenham; His Sale, Christie's London, 20 March 1885, lot 307, as Lingelbach (A seaport in the Levant, with shipping and figures, signed and dated 1670, 26 x 18 in.).
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The composition follows the engraving of 1759 by J. Aliamet after the signed original, on canvas, 82 x 102 cm, in the Wallace Collection London.
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