Watercolor and opaque watercolor on cream laid paper
Inscribed center, below the head, in pen and brown ink: “PH”; lower right, in pen and brown ink: “zeespinnekop”
163 x 214 mm
Regenstein Endowment Fund
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Thea Vignau-Wilberg, Pieter Holsteijn the Younger, Haarlem 1614–1673 Amsterdam: Diverse Crawling and Flying Animals (Munich: Daxer & Marschall, 2013), p. 34, no. 5 (color ill.).
Possibly, Dr. P.; sold, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, Jan. 24, 1887, lot 95 [according to Daxer & Marschall, but without illustrations, this is impossible to confirm]. Private collection, Winterthur and Zurich, to 1957; by descent to a private collection, Winterthur and Meilen, to 2004; by descent; sold by Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel, Munich, to a private collector, New York, 2013; sold through Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel, Munich, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2020.
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