25 April 2008
Francesco Simonini (Parma 1686-c. 1755 Venice or Florence)
A coastal inlet with soldiers and peasants resting, with shipping beyond
with signature and date 'Brueghel 1595.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
22¼ x 34½ in. (56.5 x 87.6 cm.)
Malcolm Searle, Camberwell Green St.; Christie's, London, 3 January 1880, lot 21, as Simonini (1.6 gns. to Bapete).
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We are grateful to Professor Giancarlo Sestieri for confirming the attribution, on the basis of a photograph.
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