4 July 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN AND A LADY
Jan de Bray (1627-1697)
A Girl holding a Pigeon and a Boy gesturing
signed and dated upper right 'JBray. 1652.' (JB in monogram)
oil on panel
14 3/8 x 10 5/8in. (36.4 x 27cm.)
Anon. Sale, Rotterdam, 7 Aug. 1798, lot 8.
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J.W. Moltke, Jan de Bray, 'Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft, XI/XII 1938-9' p. 483, no. 171.
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