24 October 2000
Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël (Dutch, 1828-1903)
signed, dated and dedicated (scratched) upper left a Madm Mesdag van Calcar/Gabriel/'83
oil on canvas
78 x 48 cm
D. Sala & Zonen, The Hague.
Kunsthandel E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, no. 4217x.
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The present lot is dedicated to the painter Gesina van Calcar, who had married Taco Mesdag in 1882, the year before she received this painting. She was a pupil of Gabriel in Brussels. Her work mostly consists of still lifes.
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