18 April 1997
Jan Thomas van Kessel (1677-1741)
Village Scenes with Peasants merrymaking outside Taverns
oil on panel
7 1/8 x 9½in. (18.2 x 24.2cm.)
a pair (2)
Purchased from the St. James's Galleries, 1964.
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Another pair of similar subjects, and with slightly larger dimensions, signed and dated 1701, were sold at Phillips, 27 October 1987, lot 19.
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