Please note the painting is on canvas laid on panel, and not as listed in the printed catalogue.
We are grateful to Dr. Lilian Ruhe for pointing out that this work is a copy after the original by Balthasar Denner in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note the additional Provenance: Reiner and Elisabeth Schöpke Collection, Switzerland as Jacob Duck; Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 December, 1985, lot 141 as Jan Miense Molenaer. The painting was also recently published: J. Rosen, Soldiers at Leisure. The Guardroom Scene in Dutch Genre Painting of the Golden Age, Amsterdam, 2010, pp. 111 and 113, reproduced page 110.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
This Lot has been fully imported and should not have a double dagger in the catalogue
This lot has been fully imported and should not have a double dagger in the catalogue
Please note the painting is signed with monogram: G.F. on the trunk lower right.
Please note that the artist title for this work should read Henri Gascars (Paris 1634/5 - 1701 Rome), and not as stated in the printed catalogue. The work is by the same hand as that of lot 149, to which this painting is clearly the pendant. The biography of the sitter in the printed catalogue is also inaccurate. For an accurate biography please see the online catalogue.
The painting bears signature and date lower right: B.CRESPI.DA.CERANO.16...
We would like to draw your attention to the recent publication of Fifty Ship Paintings by FrancisHustwick recently compiled by AS Davidson and Anthony Tibbles published by Maritime Art Publications.