18 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
David de Coninck (1636-1699)
A Peacock on an overturned Urn, a Parrot in a Tree and Rabbits and Bunches of Grapes in a Garden
oil on canvas
38 1/8 x 52 5/8in. (96.8 x 133.7cm.)
Wilhelm von Bode, Berlin, and by descent; Christie's, 11 Dec. 1987, lot 38.
with Leggatt Bros.
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