17 - 18 November 2015
Jan Miense Molenaer (Haarlem 1609/10-1668)
A smiling girl and a boy with a fur hat holding a cat
oil on canvas
60.8 x 50.1 cm.
with C. Benedikt, Paris, by 1955.
Private collection, France, as Attributed to Judith Leyster.
with Pardo, Paris, by 1960.
Anonymous sale; Versailles Enchères Perrin-Royère-Lajeunesse, Versailles, 8 October 2006, lot 40.
with J. Roelofs, Amsterdam, 2012.
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J.A. Welu, P. Biesboer, Judith Leyster, A Dutch Master and her world, New Haven/London, 1993, p. 292, fig. 30.
D.P. Weller, Jan Miense Molenaer, Painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Raleigh, 2002, p. 33, fig. 8.
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