Lower left: PHILS:W / 1662 (PHILS in monogram); Upper right, on crown: AVGVSTA PER / ANGUSTA; Center, on shield: PER VARIOS CASUS / ET TOT DISCRIMINA / RERUM/ TENDITUR AD / SUPEROS
June 4, 1727, anonymous sale, Amsterdam, lot 15, sold for 90 florins [see note 1]. By 1752, Gerret Braamcamp (d. 1771), Amsterdam; July 31, 1771, Braamcamp estate sale, Amsterdam, lot 277, to Pierre Fouquet for 760 florins [see note 2]. François Tronchin (b. 1704 - d. 1798), Geneva; March 27, 1801, posthumous Tronchin sale, Constantin, Paris, lot 219, bought in by Jacques Eynard for 4400 fr., and remained with the family [see note 3]; by descent within the Tronchin family, Château de Bessinge, Geneva; 1938, acquired by Xavier Givaudan, Geneva; by inheritance to Claude Givaudan, Geneva and Paris [see note 4]. June 28, 1980, anonymous (Givaudan?) sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, lot 135, to Galerie Hoogsteder, The Hague; 1981, sold by Hoogsteder to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1981) NOTES:  The provenance is based upon information in "De Genève à l'Ermitage: Les collections de François Tronchin" (Geneva: Musée Rath, June 21-September 15, 1974), p. 146, cat. no. 293.  Sold with a pendant also by Wouwerman (representing St. George; presently Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, inv. no. 1942-29).  Jacques Eynard was a banker who seems have bought in objects at this sale on behalf of the family.  It was in his possession in 1974, when he lent it to the Musée Rath, Geneva (as above, n. 1).
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