Colin Gleadell follows up on some of his Old Master sale reports:
This month, the destiny of two Old Master paintings, reproduced in sale reports [by Gleadell], have been revealed.
A version of Marinus van Reymerswaele’s popular 16th-century painting The Tax Gatherers, in the National Gallery, which was estimated at £100,000 at Sotheby’s in July 2008 and sold for £2.1 million, has emerged in the collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein, whose curator has re-attributed the painting to the more important hand of Quentin Massys.
The stunning portrait of a farm girl holding a basket of plums by Dutch artist Caesar Boetius van Everdingen, which Sotheby’s estimated at £50,000 last December, and sold for £1.2 million, is now confirmed to be in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Holland.
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