21 April 2004
Circle of Adam van Breen (Amsterdam? 1585-after 1640 Norway)
A winter landscape with elegant figures in carnival costume
oil on canvas
32½ x 45 5/8 in. (82.5 x 115.9 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 23 July 1943, lot 115, as 'F. de Momper' (£45 to Admiral Sir Lionel Preston).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 February 1944, lot 139, as 'A. van Breen' (55 gns. to G.H. Brown).
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