24 November 1992
Jan Goeree (1670-1731)
An Allegory of Painting: Design for a Frontispiece
inscribed 'IK SIE'T EN STA VERBAAST !'; red chalk, pen and black ink, brown wash heightened with white, brown ink framing lines, watermark letters CDC..O..O
162 x 129 mm.
P. Valkema Blouw, 1956
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