4 July 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Jacques d'Arthois (1613-after 1686)
A rocky Cove with Fisherfolk on the Shore, an artist sketching in the foreground
signed 'Jac d'Arthois' (lower centre right)
oil on panel
13¼ x 17 7/8in. (33.7 x 45.4cm.)
The reverse of the panel is stamped with the maker's mark 'LS', which has been identified as that of Lambrecht Steen I
Anon. Sale, Christie's, 29 June 1979, lot 110 (£20,000).
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Please note under provenance that this picture sold for ¨2,000 in 1979 and not ¨20,000.
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