11 November 1996
Esaias van de Velde (1587-1630)
A Landscape with Peasants on a Bridge and Cattle crossing a River in a Ferry, a town in the distance
signed 'E VAN DE VELDE F' (partly erased)
black chalk, brown wash, the left and upper right corners cut, losses
202 x 322 mm.
W. Esdaile (L. 2617); Christie's, 22 June 1840, lot 659 (4gns. to Sheath).
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