Cornelis Bega

The Alchemist

Cornelis Bega - The Alchemist

Cornelis Bega
The Alchemist
35 x 28.6 cm
Oil on canvas mounted on panel
Signed and dated lower right, in gray paint on box: C. Bega Ao.1663
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
from the Collection of Ethel and Martin Wunsch

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Cornelis Bega - The Alchemist
Cornelis Bega
The Alchemist
c. 1663


Cornelis Backer, Amsterdam
his sale, Zoeterwoude, 16 August, 1775, nr. 13
with Abraham Delfos, Leiden
Jonkheer Menno Baron van Coehoorn (died 1800), The Hague
his estate sale, Phillipus van der Schley, Amsterdam, 19 October 1801 and days following, nr. 6
Louis-Bernard Coders (1741-1817), Amsterdam and Liege
sale, Maison des Divisions, Paris, 25 January 1802 and days following, nr. 16
with Alexandre-Joseph Paillet, Paris
sale, Maison des Divisions, Paris, 18 April 1803 and days following, nr. 28
with Bon-Thomas Henry, Paris
Louis-Chrétien Lorch, Paris
his sale, Maison des Divisions, Paris, 19 November 1804 and days following, nr. 13
with Nodin, Paris
M. Gabory, Rouen
his estate sale, Hôtel de Bullion, Paris, 15-16 April 1822, nr. 5
private collection, England, 1938. Marchese San Pieri Talon, Bologna
his sale, Franco Semenzato, Venice, 2 June 1985, nr. 13
with French & Co., New York
sold October 1985 to Robert H. (1928-2009) and Clarice C. Smith, Bethesda
sold November 1989 to French & Co., New York
with Bob P. Haboldt & Co., New York, by 1990
purchased 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wunsch, New York
gift 2013 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 2013.34.1

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