Artist Jan van der Heyden, Dutch, 1637-1712
Artist Adriaen van de Velde, Dutch, 1636-1672
  • Bull in a City Street
Date c. 1670
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 12 3/8 × 15 7/8 inches (31.4 × 40.3 cm)
Framed: 19 3/4 × 23 × 2 3/4 inches (50.2 × 58.4 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Anna Scripps Whitcomb
Accession Number 38.31
Department European Painting
Not On View
Amsterdam, Collection Widow of the artist (1712);
Amsterdam, Collection Otto Willem Johan Berg, (1825);
Amsterdam, auction O. W. J. Berg (de Vries . . Roos) 7 July, 1825, lot 48, sold for fl. 490 to Van den Bergh;
Woodford (near London), Higham-House, Collection Jeremiah Harman, Esq. (1834-1844);
London, auction J. Harman, deceased (Christie's) 17-18 May, 1844, lot 98, bought by
Norton for pounds sterling 162-15-00;
London, Collection Thomas French, (1853);
London, auction T. French, deceased (Christie's) 12 May, 1855, lot 58, bought by Gritten for 162-15-00;
New York, Collection William Tilden Blodgett, (acquired about 1870--until at least 1909);
By descent to New York, Collection Eleanor E. Blodgett;
Detroit, William H. Thomson Gallery, from whom purchased by by the DIA in 1938 with funds provided by Edgar and Anna Scripps Whitcomb.
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