Probably in the possession of the van Bleysweyck family at the beginning of the eighteenth century; by inheritance in 1734 to Baron Hendrick van Slingelandt (1702-1759); thence by descent to the present owners
Hinge mounted to a modern mount. There is an old hanging line to the centre of the sheet and a small loss to the upper right corner. The sheet has fractionally discoloured, however the medium remains predominantly fresh throughout. "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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."