black lead, pen and brown ink, watercolour, brown ink framing lines
142 x 134 mm.
Jonas Witsen (1733-1788); Terwen, van der Schley, Yver, Ploos van Amstel and De Bosch, at Dankmeyer & Zoon, Amsterdam, 16 August 1790 ff., Kunstboek H, part of lot 47 (‘Twee dito, het afbeeldzel van ’t Coliséum en een Straat te Romen, met dito, door denzelven’ (together with lot 36 Nlg. 13), the lot number still inscribed on the old mount.
Possibly acquired at or after the sale by or on behalf of Cornelis Ploos van Amstel’s niece Anna Ploos van Amstel (1735-1805) and her husband Jan Stadlander (1731-1802), by descent to their daughter Cornelia Margaretha (1766-1836) and her husband Gerrit Blaauw (1750-1825), by descent to their son Jean Blaauw (1791-1871), by descent to his son Certainly Gerrit Blaauw (1821-1894), by descent to his son Abraham Jacob Blaauw (1861-1945), and by descent to the present owner, preserved in an 18th Century portfolio.
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