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Kitchen Interior

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Center right, on mantelpiece: E de Witte / 166[...]


1669, possibly Laurens Mauritsz Doucy, Amsterdam [see note 1]. 1683, possibly Tames van den Bergh, Amsterdam [see note 2]. 1841, J. Kleinenbergh, the Netherlands; July 14, 1841, Kleinenbergh sale, Lamme, Leiden, lot 70, sold to Exforth for 205 fl. [see note 3]. Daniel Woodin, England; from Daniel Woodin to Fred Woodin, England [see note 4]. 1946, Koetser Gallery, London; 1946, half-share sold to W. E. Duits, Ltd., London (stock no. 7755); 1947, half-share sold back by Duits to Koetser, London and New York; 1947, sold by Koetser to the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: September 18, 1947) NOTES: [1] This may be the "Koockentie" (kitchen scene) by Emanuel de Witte included in Doucy's inventory of January 18, 1669 (no. 56); see A. Bredius, Künstler-Inventare (The Hague, 1916), vol. 2, p. 424. Witte lived with Doucy between 1664 and 1667. [2] Possibly the "Keucken" (kitchen) by Emanuel de Witte included in his inventory of July 5, 1683 (no. 29). Getty Provenance Index Archival Document N-26. [3] Attributed in the catalogue to Pieter de Hooch. [4] A label on the reverse of the painting reads "From Fred Woodin's collection / From Daniel Woodin."

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Seth K. Sweetser Fund

166 (?)


48.6 x 41.6 cm (19 1/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas mounted on panel