Miss Laird, Brighton.
Sold at auction in the South East of England, probably in 1935, when acquired for ?3 by the following,
Anonymous sale [G. Biddle & Sons Ltd.]; Christie’s, London, 20 December 1935, lot 120, when acquired for 2,800 gns. by,
Mrs. E. Hartogs-Hijman, Arnhem and later London, and by inheritance to the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
G.D. Gratama, ‘Twee vischersjongens van Frans Hals’, Oude Holland, LIII, 1936, pp. 141-44.
E.P. Richardson, ‘Hals: An Important Showing’, Parnassus, IX, November 1937, p. 6.
C. Grimm, L’opera completa di Frans Hals, Milan, 1974, pp. 117-18, no. 322, illustrated.
S. Slive, Frans Hals, London, 1974, III, p. 133, no. D16, fig. 128, as ‘from reproductions, a nineteenth century painting done in Hals’ style.’
Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, Tentoonstelling van oude kunst in het Frans Halsmuseum, 4-26 April 1936, no. 14.
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Tentoonstelling van Oude Kunst uit het bezit van den internatinoalen handel, 1936, no. 67.
New York, Schaeffer Galleries, The Great Dutch Masters, 1936, no. 7.
Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, Frans Hals Tentoonstelling ter gelegenheid van het 75-jarig bestaan van het Gemeentelijk Museum te Haarlem, 1 July-1 September 1937, no. 8.
New York, Schaeffer Galleries, Paintings by Frans Hals: Exhibition for the benefit of New York University, 9-23 November 1937, no. 2.
New York, Arden Gallery, Portraits of Children in Painting and Sculpture by Distinguished Artists, 30 November-17 December 1937, no. 7.
Providence, Rhode Island School of Design, Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century, 1938, no. 18.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Museum, Exhibition of Paintings by Old Masters, 1938, no. 14, illustrated.
New York, World’s Fair, Masterpieces of Art: European Paintings and Sculpture from 1300-1800, May-October 1939, no. 177.
Montreal, Art Association of Montreal, Five Centuries of Dutch Art, 9 March-9 April 1944, no. 27.