10 November 1999
Johannes Bronkhorst (1648-1727)
Two sparrows and a young goldfinch
signed 'J.B. fec' (recto) and with inscriptions 'Baartmannetje, man & wijf Littauwsche distelvink' and 'Bronhorts A.' and numbered 'N 220' and 'No 159.' (verso)
black lead, watercolour and bodycolour, brown ink framing lines, watermark C L
292 x 222 mm.
N. Nieuhoff; Amsterdam, 14 April 1777, lot 1424 ( 10.5 to A. Fok). J. Helmolt (his inscription 'No. 159' verso); Private sale, December 1808, lot L.31 ( 7.5 to Daams, together with lot L.31).
J.D. Bosch; Haarlem, 1 June 1812, lot B.28.
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