24 April 2001
Henriette Ronner (Dutch, 1821-1909)
Playful kittens - a study
signed 'Henriette Ronner' (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on board
26 x 35 cm.
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The present lot is a study after the final version on panel, 32 x 45 cm., which was illustrated in C. Vosmaer, Moderne Kunst in Nederland, 1880 and sold at Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 9 April 1918, lot 229, ill.
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