Jan Miense Molenaer

Haarlem 1610 - 1668


A Boy and a Girl playing Music by Candlelight.

Oil on Canvas, 66.4 x 48.6 cm
Monogrammed on barrel: I M (with the back of the brush in the wet paint)

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Provenance

C.J. Palmers, Kent;
Christie’s, London, 20 June 1913, lot 69, as “Judith Leyster” (350 gns, to Lippmann);
Adolph Hirsch, London;
by descent to his grandson George Pinto (1929-2018).

Literature

Dr. Pieter Biesboer.




Additionnal Information

The present picture comes from the collection of the late banker George Pinto (1929- 2018). Pinto was an art lover and patron of the National Gallery and a trustee of the Wallace Collection. He kept a select collection of paintings he had inherited at his homes in Kent and Knightsbridge. In May 2020 the National Gallery in London acquired works through Christie’s by Jean-Etienne Liotard, Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Thomas Lawrence from the collection via the Acceptance in Lieu scheme.

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