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  • Title: A Boy Blowing Bubbles
  • Creator: Mieris the Elder, Frans van
  • Date Created: 1663
  • Physical Dimensions: h25.2 cm x w18.3 cm
  • Provenance: Count Fraula; his sale, Brussels, 21 July 1738 (Lugt 488), no. 213 (for 730 guilders and 50 cents to Lormier); Willem Lormier, The Hague, 1738-1758; his sale, The Hague, 4 July 1763 (Lugt 1307), no. 163 (for 1,560 guilders to Voet for Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland; sold after the latter’s death for 1,500 guilders to Van Slingelandt, via the Saxon envoy in The Hague, Johann Heinrich Kauderbach, 31 December 1763); Govert van Slingelandt, The Hague, 1763-1767; his widow, Agatha Huydecoper, The Hague, 1767-1768; Van Slingelandt sale, The Hague, 18 May 1768 (Lugt 1683), no. 16; the entire collection sold to Prince William V; Prince William V, The Hague, 1768-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum central des arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis in 1822; exhibited in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, since 2010
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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