10 November 1999
Alexander Willem Maurits Ver Huell (1822-1897)
Elegant Company at a Reception
signed with initials 'AvH'
pen and brown ink, grey wash, pencil framing lines
231 x 465 mm.
with M. Israel, Amsterdam, 1960
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