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Head of a Man in a High Cap

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Jan Chalon (1738-1795, Amsterdam, Paris, and London, Lugt 439); to his son-in-law, Christian Josi (before 1765-1828, Amsterdam and London, Lugt 573); sold through Thomas Philipe (died about 1817, London, Lugt 2451) to Sir Reginald Pole Carew (1753-1835); his sale 13-15 May 1835; Baron Jan Gijsbert Verstolk van Soelen (1776-1845, The Hague and Soelen, Lugt 2490); probably included in his third sale, Amsterdam, de Vries, Brondgeest, and Roos, 26 October 1847 (and following days); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

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Harvey D. Parker Collection

A Slave in a Tall Cap

about 1631

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 302; Hind 39 ii


Platemark: 3.7 x 2.2 cm (1 7/16 x 7/8 in.) Sheet: 3.8 x 2.4 cm ( 1 1/12 x 15/16 in.)

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