London, South Kensington
2 December 2014
After Frans van Mieris Elder
Boys playing the flute and drum
oil on panel
7 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. (18.2 x 15 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, January 28 2006. lot 81.
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The present painting repeats a composition by Frans van Mieris from 1670, documented by Otto Nauman in Frans van Mieris the Elder, Groningen, 1981, plate 81, of unknown whereabouts.
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