20 March 2001
Cornelis Smith (1850-1940), after Judith Leyster
A clown playing the lute
signed C.Smith, naar JL-* (JL linked) lower right
oil on canvas
74.5 x 60.5 cm
The estate of the artist; thence by descent to his daughter-in-law Mrs. D.M. Smith-Nater, Ede.
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The original is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (see F. Fox-Hofrichter, Judith Leyster, A Woman Painter in Holland's Golden Age, 1989, p.37, ill.). See also the note to lot 691.
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