9 July 1999
Circle of Jan Havicksz. Steen (Leiden 1626-1679)
A marriage dance
bears signature 'JSteen' (JS interlinked, lower right)
oil on panel
11 x 14 in. (28.3 x 35.5 cm.)
Wijnand Coole; (+) sale, Constant, Rotterdam, 6 August 1782, lot 67.
Count Potocki (presumably Count Vincent Potocki; sale, Regnault, Paris, 9-28 February 1820).
Adolphe Schloss, Paris.
F. Kleinberger, Paris.
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C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonn, etc., London, 1907, p. 124, no. 464.
The provenance depends upon Hofstede de Groot, loc. cit. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a comprehensive list of paintings stolen from the Schloss collection during World War II and not restituted. This picture does not appear in that list.
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