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Mar 25, 2022
Les Deux Van de Velde, the brothers Van de Velde, Willem (1633-1707) and his brother Adriaen (1636-1672), signed lower left conjoined "EMeissonier 1856", oil on panel, 10-5-8 x 8-3/8 in.; gilt wood and composition frame, 16 x 13-3/4 in.
Note: Exhibited: Paris Salon of 1857, No. 1887, as Amateur de tableaux chez un peintre; 26 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris, 1860, Tableaux de l'ecole moderne tir‚s de collections d'amateurs, no.259, (as Amateur chez un peintre; lent by Baron Michel de Tr‚taigne).
Literature: Sterling, Charles, and Margaretta Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, Vol. 2. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966, pp 149-150
Provenance: Ex-collection of Baron Michel de Tr‚taigne, Paris, France, by 1860; Hotel Drouot, Paris, February 19, 1872, No. 46; Laurent-Richard, sale Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 23, 1878, No. 45; Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, New York, 1878-1887; By bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1887-after 1966
panel shaved and cradled, vertical and horizontal splits, crackle, retouch scattered throughout and within draw crackle; frame with some losses to gilding
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