Artist Karel Dujardin, Dutch, 1622-1678
Title
  • Return of the Holy Family from Egypt
Date 1662
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 24 5/8 × 20 1/8 inches (62.6 × 51.1 cm)
Framed: 32 3/4 × 28 × 2 7/8 inches (83.2 × 71.1 × 7.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.34
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower left, on stone: K. DV JARDIN fe 1662
before 1731, Cornelis Wittert, Heer van Valkenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands);
April 11, 1731, sold by (Arnold Willis, Rotterdam, Amsterdam) auction Cornelis Wittert, Heer van Valkenburg, lot 61 [for fl. 175];
October 7, 1733, sold at auction Cornelis Wittert, Heer van Valkenburg, lot 22 [for fl. 60];
July 5, 1759, sold by (de Leth, Amsterdam, Netherlands) auction Sonne & others, lot 8;
1759, purchased by de Leth [for fl. 305];
April 26, 1763, sold at auction (Zeger Hasebroek, possibly Leiden, Netherlands) lot 1 [for fl. 285];
July 11, 1763, sold by (Franken, The Hague, Netherlands) auction Jacob Snels, Baron van Dencke & others, lot 1;
purchased by A. de Gast [for fl. 270];
September 17, 1766, sold by (de Winter, Cok, Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 48;
1766, purchased by Nijman [for fl. 280];
March 6, 1769, sold by (de Winter, Yver, Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 37;
May 19, 1780, sold by (Delfos, Souterwoude by Leiden, Netherlands) auction J. Pompe van Meerdervoort, lot 12;
1780, purchased by Fouquet [for fl. 215];
1786, Proley (Paris, France);
March 20-24, 1787, sold by (Paillet, Paris, France) auction Marquis de Chamgrand, lot 102;
February 9, 1789, sold by (Lebrun, Paris, France) auction M. Coclers & others, lot 123;
1789, purchased by Vincent Donjeux [for 2350 francs];
1793, (Lebrun and Paillet, Paris, France) lot 277;
January 15, 1794, sold by (G.J. Constantin, Paris, France) lot 7;
June 16, 1798, sold by (Paillet, Paris, France) lot 27 [for 1616 livres];
February 22, 1798, sold by (A.J. Paillet, Paris, France) lot 31;
November 16, 1801, sold (possibly London, England) lot 539;
May 12-13, 1802, sold (London, England) lot 62;
1825, Richard Stracy (London, England);
John Clerk, Lord Eldin;
March 14-16, 1833, sold by (Winstanley, Edinburgh, Scotland) auction John Clerk, Lord Eldin, lot 168;
Thomas Norris [d. 1852] (Bury, Lancashire, England);
May 9, 1873, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Thomas Norris, lot 103
1873, purchased by Colnaghi [for 262-10-00];
Corbett-Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales);
April 6, 1899, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Major Corbett-Winder, lot 122;
1889, purchased by (Deacon) for James E. Scripps;
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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