18 April 2000
Dutch School, 17th Century
Study of the harness of a draught horse
black chalk, brush and grey wash
130 x 144 mm.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 May 1951, part of lot 2 (as Dutch School, 17th Century).
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