18 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Pieter Gysels (1621-1691)
An extensive Landscape with Peasants and Wagons on a wooded Hilltop
oil on copper
7 1/8 x 10¼in. (18 x 26cm.)
Anon. Sale, Christie's, 10 Dec. 1982, lot 42 (£8,000).
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