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Godfried Schalcken. Boy Holding a Torch

Boy Holding a Torch

Schalcken, Godfried
Dutch, 1643 - 1706
Boy Holding a Torch c 1692
oil on canvas
24.5 x 21.3 cm
Purchase, 1997
© 2003 Art Gallery of Ontario


[1]Private collection. England. (Christie’s sale).[2] (Rafael Valls, London, and Jack Kilgore & Co., New York, by 1992);[3] purchased 1997 by AGO.
Whereabouts unknown before 1992. Need to identify Christie’s sale.[1] Provenance comes from an anonymous justification for acquisition, n.d., Accession 97/3.[2] The anonymous justification for acquisition, Accession 97/3, states, “unidentified, inventory number of [sic] reverse”[3] Advertisement for Rafael Valls Limited (11 Duke Street, London, SW1Y 6BN, t. 071 930 1144) in Simiolus, vol. 21, no. 4 (1992).

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