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Inscription

lower right: .D. TENIERS . FEC.; upper left on drawing tacked to wall, An in ligature: An 1658

Provenance

Prince Golitzyn, Paris; (sale, Lebrun, Paris, 28 February 1825, no. 40, as Chapeau rouge); (De Fontaine).[1] M. Boursault, Paris; (his sale, at his residence, Coutellier and Paillet, Paris, 7 May 1832, no. 53); purchased by (Falkner), probably for Edmund Higginson [1802-1871], Saltmarshe Castle, near Bromyard, Herefordshire;[2] (his sale, Christie & Manson, London, 4 June 1846, no. 207, as Card Players-Chapeau Rouge); Falkner.[3] Samuel Sandars, Esq.; by inheritance to his wife, Mrs. Samuel Sandars.[4] Alan Rofe, London.[5] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 15 March 1929, no. 70); (De Casseres).[6] Ernst Wilhelm Sachs, London; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 24 June 1970, no. 99, as A Tavern Scene ["Le Chapeau Rouge"]); (Terry-Engell Gallery, London); sold October 1972 to Robert H. and Clarice Smith, Washington, D.C.; gift 1975 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1882
Works by the Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1882, no. 85, as Le Chapeau Rouge.
1908
Works by the Old Masters. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1908, no. 63, as Le Chapeau Rouge.
1971
Fine Paintings by Old Masters, Terry-Engell Gallery, London, 1971, no. 25.
Bibliography
1829
Smith, John. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters. 9 vols. London, 1829-1842: 3(1831):385, no. 483; 9(1842):471, no. 210.
1842
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Gallery of Pictures, Collected by Edmund Higginson, Esq., of Saltmarshe. London, 1842: 31, no. 70.
1971
"Notable Works of Art now on the Market." The Burlington Magazine 113 (June 1971): unpaginated, pl. 28, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 386, repro.
1991
Kling, Margret. David Teniers the Younger: Paintings, Drawings. Exh. cat. Koninklijk Museum voor Schoone Kunsten, Antwerp, 1991: 266, 91a, repro.
1992
Bauman and Liedtke 1992, 372, no. 479, repro.
1997
Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA: One Hundred Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. St. Louis, 1997: 118-119, 208, color repro.
2005
Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2005: 245-249, color repro.