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Philips Wouwerman: Resting Cavalrymen arresting a Spy

Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1668), circle

Resting Cavalrymen arresting a Spy

Lot-No. 6 | Proceeds: 14.900,00 €

Oil/canvas, 52 x 72,5 cm, on the stretcher fragment of a seal, relined. - A replica of this painting on wood panel is in the Louvre. - Expertise: Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929), director general of the Berlin museums. - Literature: Hofsteede de Groot: Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis, Bd. 2, 1908, p. 519, no. 813, B. Schumacher: Wouwermans cat. rais., no. 277.4 (as copy). - Provenance: Lempertz, Cologne, 15.4.1964; van Ham, Cologne, 20.-23.10.1971; Dr. Karl Rehm, Hofheim i.T.; Christie's London, 9.6.1972; gallery Richard Green, London, 1973; private collection, Germany; Christie's London, 11.12.1987; private collection, Germany. - Dutch landscape, battle a. horse painter from a family of artists. Nothing is positively known about his education; in 1640 he became member of the Haarlem St. Luke's guild. W. was among the most versatile a. sought-after painters of his time, his painted horses are among the best in the history of art

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