Gabriel Metsu

Woman Reading a Book by a Window



Gabriel Metsu - Woman Reading a Book by a Window



Gabriel Metsu
Woman Reading a Book by a Window
c. 1653-54
105 x 90.7 cm
Oil on canvas
The Leiden Collection, New York


Provenance

Sale, H.D.G. de Marée and W. Horstink, Haarlem, 12 May 1817, nr. 96 (for 260 florins to Engesmet)
A.B. Roothaan, Amsterdam
his sale, De Vries … Roos, Amsterdam, 29 March 1826, nr. 56 (for 71 florins to Héris)
Comte F. de Robiano (1778–1836), Brussels
his sale, Brussels, 1 May 1837, nr. 439 (for 630 francs to Guillaume van Callenbergh)
Charles Scarisbrick (1800–61), Lancashire
his sale, Christie’s, London, 24–25 May 1861, nr. 91, as A.G. Metzu (for £35.14 pounds to Peane)
with Kleinberger Galleries, Paris and New York, by June 1922
Riesler
with Kunsthandel Z.M. Hackenbroch, Frankfurt, before 1925
Dr. Albert Hahn (1889–1968), Frankfurt, by 1925
by descent to the heirs of Hahn
sale, Christie’s, London, 7 December 2006, nr. 3
with Johnny van Haeften, Ltd., London, 2006
from whom acquired by the present owner in 2006
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External links

Leiden Collection, New York Accession number GM-105

Other works by Gabriël Metsu


Gabriel Metsu A Woman selling Fish
A Woman selling Fish
c. 1656-8

Gabriel Metsu A Lady at Her Toilet
A Lady at Her Toilet

Gabriel Metsu Young Man Smoking and A Woman Pouring Beer
Young Man Smoking and A Woman Pouring Beer
c. 1656-58

Gabriel Metsu A Cavalier on Horseback before an Inn
A Cavalier on Horseback before an Inn

Gabriel Metsu Woman Selling Game from a Stall
Woman Selling Game from a Stall
c. 1653-54