New York, Park Avenue
22 May 1998
David Teniers II* (1610-1690)
A river Landscape with Figures on a Path, a Rainbow beyond
oil on panel
10 x 15.1/8in. (27.3 x 38.4cm.)
Chevalier Le Roque; sale, Gersaint, Paris, April, 1745.
with Newhouse Galleries, New York, from whom purchased by the present owner in 1959.
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J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonn, etc., 1831, III, p. 271, no. 41.
The panel is incised with the panel maker's mark of Franois de Bout (active 1637-1649).
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Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife