David Teniers the Younger
- David Teniers the Younger
- Boys blowing bubbles in an interior
- signed upper right: D. TENIERS
- oil on oak panel
- 31 x 25 cm
His posthumous sale, Paris, Lebrun, 14–23 May 1787, lot 36, where purchased for 1060 French Francs by
Charles-Alexandre de Calonne (1734–1802) or, or with, Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Le Brun (1748–1813);
By whom sold, Paris, Lebrun, 21–30 April 1788, lot 48, for 1651 French Francs, to Duval;
By whom offered, London, Christie's, 3 May 1806, lot 3, where unsold;
J.L. Masson, Paris;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 30 May 1806, lot 8 for £3.3s to Woodburn;
Princess Galitzin, Saint Petersburg;
Antoon van Welie, The Hague, 1935;
Jacob Hartog, The Hague;
Confiscated from the above by Dr M.H.H. Franssen, The Hague, 1942;
Acquired from the above for the Sonderauftrag Linz by Hans Posse (inv. no. 2456);
Central Collecting Point Munich, 1945 (Inv. no. 3802);
Restituted to the Dutch State, 1945;
Restituted to the heirs of Jacob Hartog, New York, 1946;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 19 March 1965, lot 9, for 1700 Guineas to Herzig;
With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, 1965, from whom almost certainly acquired by the father of the present owner.
Vienna, Galerie Sanct Lucas, Gemälde alter Meister, Neuerwerbungen, 1965–66, no. 14.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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