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Lower left: Ruisdael


Eugène de Beauharnais (b. 1781 - d. 1824), 1st Duke Leuchtenberg, Milan and Munich [see note 1]; by descent within the family to Georg, 5th Duke Leuchtenberg (b. 1872 - d. 1929), St. Petersburg and Seeon Castle, Bavaria, Germany [see note 2]. 1939, with Hans Gronau (b. 1904 - d. 1951), London; 1939, sold by or through Gronau to Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., Paris and New York [see note 3]; 1939, sold by Seligmann Rey and Co. to the MFA for $15,000. (Accession Date: December 14, 1939) NOTES: [1] "Catalogue des Tableaux de la Galerie de son Altesse Royale, Monsieur le Duc de Leuchtenberg à Munich" (Munich, 1825), p. 41. cat. no. 108. [2] This painting was not included in the Georg von Leuchtenberg sale held at Helbing, Munich, in 1934. [3] Indicated by correspondence from Gronau to W. G. Constable of the MFA (August 11, 1939). The reverse of the painting's stretcher has a French shipping label bearing Gronau's name and "A[rnold] S[eligmann] Rey."

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

about 1670–75


44.5 x 43.5 cm (17 1/2 x 17 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas