Jan Havicksz. Steen
LEIDEN 1626 - 1679
PEASANTS DRINKING AND CUTTING TOBACCO IN AN INN
Gerret Braamcamp (1699–1771), Amsterdam;
His deceased sale, Amsterdam, Schley, Bosch, Amstel, Winder, and Yver, 31 July 1771, lot 216, for 80 florins, to Maclaine;
Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd Baronet, 2nd Viscount of Monserrate (1844–1920), Doughty House, Richmond, by 1901 (as hanging in the Long Gallery, listed in the Abridged Catalogue, 1907 and 1914, p. 20, no. 55);
Thence by descent to Sir Francis Cook, 4th Baronet (1907–1978);
His sale, London, Sotheby's, 25 June 1958, lot 121, for £520, to Cramer;
With G. Cramer Oude Kunst, The Hague, June 1959;
J. van Duijvendijk, Scheveningen, 1959.
London, Dowdeswell Galleries, Loan Exhibition of the Pictures of Jan Steen, May – June 1909, no. 25;
Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Letchworth & Northampton, The Art Exhibitions Bureau touring exhibition of Old Masters from the Cook Collection, (eighth selection), March–August 1951, no. 12.
T. van Westrheene, Jan Steen Étude sur L'art en Holland, The Hague 1856, p. 167, no. 456;
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. I, London 1907, p. 177, no. 678;
J. O. Kronig, in H. Cook (ed.), A Catalogue of the Paintings at Doughty House Richmond & Elsewhere in the Collection of Sir Frederick Cook, Bt., vol. II, London 1914, p. 99, no. 358;
M. Brockwell, Abridged Catalogue of the Pictures at Doughty House in the Collection of Sir Herbert Cook Bart., 1932, pg. 36, cat. no. 358;
E. Trautscholdt, in U. Thieme & F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, vol. XXXI, Leipzig 1937, p. 513;
'Notable Works of Art now on the Market', in The Burlington Magazine, vol. CI, no. 675, June 1959, n.p., reproduced plate III.
K. Braun, Alle tot nu toe bekende schilderijen van Jan Steen, Rotterdam 1980, p. 174, cat. no. B-176 (as incorrectly attributed to Jan Steen).