Flemish School, 17th Century
PUTTI AT A FORGE
Private collection, by 1959 until 1968;
Central Picture Galleries, New York, to Dr. William P. Garred, 1976;
Dr. William P. Garred, Onowa, Iowa, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1976 (inv. no. 76.PA.46).
J. Mathey, 'The Early Compositions of Antoine Watteau in the style of the Dutch and Flemish painters', in The Art Quarterly, vol. XX, 1957, pp. 254-5, reproduced fig. 14, (as by Watteau);
J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau, Paris 1959, p. 28, reproduced fig. 39, (as by Watteau, painted in 1709, and inspired by Van Dyck);
G. Macchia, L'Opera Completa di Watteau, Milan 1968, p. 124, no. 1-D, reproduced (as `Molto lontano da Watteau');
P. Rosenberg and E. Camesasca, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Watteau, Paris 1970, p. 124, no. 1-D, (as `Mediocre dérivation de la peinture flamande entre Rubens et van Dyck, sans aucun lien precis avec Watteau"');
D. Jaffé, Summary Catalogue of European Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 1997, p. 42, reproduced (as Flemish School, 17th Century).