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Title The Lantern
Alternative Title Smiling Man Holding a Lantern; A Man with a Lantern
Collection Dover Museum
Artist After Ostade, Adriaen van (Dutch draftsman and painter, 1610-1685)
Previously attributed to Schendel, Petrus van (Dutch painter, 1806-1870)
Date Earliest probably about 1800
Date Latest probably about 1900
Description This painting was attributed to Petrus van Schendel, but it is now known to be a copy after a painting of Adriaen van Ostade. The original, now in Uffizi, Florence, is considered to be a work of his middle period.
Current Accession Number Deavm 2004.1
Subject figure; everyday life
Measurements 20 cm (estimate)
Material oil on millboard
Acquisition Details Given by William E. Williamson 1989.
Notes On back, label 'No. 14. Title The Lantern. Artist Petras van Schendel, Date 1806-1870. Board. William E. Williamson, catalogued 1974. Queen Anne House. Deal-Kent'. In black pancil '767 Petrus van Schendel 1806-1870'; ink '1510' and 'HB/'; labels 'Alfred J. Muckl[...]' and 'No 14'. For more details on the original, see Gli Uffizi. Catalogo generale, Florence, 1979, cat. no. P1832. William Williamson of Blackburn Hall, Middle Street, Deal, along with his wife Phyllis, had been an avid collector since their marriage in 1937. The Williams moved to Deal in 1968 following William's retirement from the advertising agency he had founded after the war, in London's West End. They bought the seventeenth-century Queen Anne House in Middle Street, where they housed their collection of fans, Victorian china, dolls and paintings, until 1980, when they bought Blackburn Hall in Middle Street and converted it to the Deal Society Heritage Centre and Victoriana Museum. Following the death of Phyllis in 1987, William sold Queen Anne House and moved into Blackburn Hall where he remained with his collection until his death in 1989. Shortly before, William donated his unique collection to Dover Museum's care.
Rights Owner Dover Museum
Author Dr Lenia Kouneni



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