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An Old Woman Spinning

Sweerts, Michael (painter)

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An Old Woman Spinning


Sweerts, Michael (painter) [ULAN info: Flemish artist, 1624-1664]







Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 43 cm
width: 34 cm


circa 1646 to 1648


bought: Matthiesen, Messrs 1994 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Swiss private collector; with Patrick Matthiesen, London, exh. Matthiesen Gallery, 1993, from whom acquired

Bought from the Gow Fund with contributions from the National Art Collections Fund and the Museum and Galleries Commission/Victoria & Albert Fund.


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 62]
  2. Waddingham, Malcolm 'Recently discovered paintings by Sweerts', [page: 281-283]
    Source title: Apollo (1983)
    [comments: pl. II]
  3. Goodison, J.W. (1967) [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960], London [page: 22]
    Source title: Illustrated London News (1960)
    [comments: no. 12, fig. 4]
  4. (1994) National Art Collections Fund Review 1994, London? [page: 89] 1994)
    [comments: reproduced (colour)]

Accession Number

PD.145-1994 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 2064; Input Date: 2000-02-09 / Last Edit: 2010-10-05)

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