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Peeter Symons

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Possibly about 1813/1815, acquired by Frederik Willem, Count of Limburg-Stirum (b. 1774 - d. 1858), Deventer and the Hague, the Netherlands [see note 1]; by descent to his granddaughter, Anna von Köckritz (born Countess of Limburg-Stirum) (b. 1839 - d. 1916), Wohlau, Poland and Berlin; 1890, sold by Anna von Köckritz to Francis Bartlett (b. 1836 - d. 1913), Boston; probably by descent to an anonymous donor, Boston; 1939, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 11, 1939) NOTES: [1] When Anna von Köckritz sold the painting to Francis Bartlett in 1890, she attested that it had been in her family for about seventy or eighty years. It belonged to her grandfather, who she believed had bought the picture around 1813-1815.

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Anonymous gift in memory of Francis Bartlett

about 1630–32


114.6 x 95 cm (45 1/8 x 37 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas