18 April 1997
Christoph Jacobsz. van der Lamen (c. 1606-c.1651)
Elegant Company merrymaking on a Terrace, a garden beyond
oil on copper with canvas backing, set into panel cradling
29 x 40in. (73.7 x 101.6cm.)
William Graham, 4 Carlton Terrace, Rathmines, when loaned to Exhibition Palace, Dublin (according to a label on the reverse).
Charles K. Anderson, 1870.
Purchased from Charles Maurice, 1952, as 'G. Coques'.
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The seascape on the wall behind the figures would appear to be by Jan Porcellis (see, for example, J. Walsh, The Dutch Marine Painters Jan and Julius Porcellis, The Burlington Magazine, CXVI, no 861, Dec. 1974, p. 740, fig. 33).
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