London, South Kensington
27 October 1999
Bernaert de Bridt (before 1665-c.1722)
A hunting still life with a hare, a mallard and songbirds in a landscape
signed 'B.DeBridt' (lower right)
oil on canvas
26 x 33 in. (66.1 x 83.8 cm.)
with Paul Gerhardt, Dusseldorf (according to a label on the reverse).
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