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Bouquet of Flowers in a Faience Vase, c. 1625

Jan (the Younger) Brueghel
Flemish, 1601 - 1678
oil on oak
73 x 54.6 cm
Purchased 1963
National Gallery of Canada (no. 15049)

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Signed and dated l.r.: BRVEGHEL 16[..]


Ante Topic Mimara (1898-1987), Zurich, Switzerland and Tangier, Morocco [1]

1960/12/07 – 1963/10
J.Y. Sangster, London, UK, purchased from Topic-Mimara [2]

National Gallery of Canada, purchased from J.Y. Sangster through Agnew & Sons, London [3]


[1] The painting was in auction at Sotheby's in 1960 [“Important Old Master Paintings.” Sotheby's, London, Dec. 7, 1960, lot no. 101], where it was purchased by London art dealer Agnew & Sons on behalf of J. Y. Sangster. Three years later, Agnew sold it to the National Gallery of Canada it in Sangster's name [letter by Evelyn Joll, Agnew, London, to R.H. Hubbard of the NGC, dated July 4 and August 7, 1963, Accession records, NGC curatorial file]. According to Joll the painting came from the collection of Croatian art-collector and dealer Ante Topic-Mimara.

[2] See note [1].

[3] Accession log [NGC curatorial file]. The invoice by Agnew & Sons is dated August 27, 1963 [accession records, NGC curatorial file].

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