Artist attributed to Jan Wils, Dutch, ca. 1600 - 1666
Title
  • A Pass in the Apennines
Date between 1655 and 1660
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 16 1/2 × 23 1/2 inches (41.9 × 59.7 cm)
Framed: 22 3/4 × 29 1/2 × 2 1/4 inches (57.8 × 74.9 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.31
Department European Painting
Not On View
1881, collection M. Tencé (Lille, France);
December 12, 18881, sold by (Drouot exp. Féral & Martin, Paris, France), lot 10.
April 6, 1889, sold by (Christie's, London, England), lot 123;
April 6, 1889, purchased by James E. Scripps [1835-1906] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Nederlandse 17e eeuwse Italianiserende Landschapschilders. Exh. cat., Centraal Museum. Utrecht, 1965, p. 125, cat. 99, (fig. 59).

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