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The wedding party
(c. 1667-1668)

oil on wood panel
45.5 × 37.3 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mr James Fairfax, Honorary Life Benefactor, 1992
Gallery location
17th Century & Flemish Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Collection of Joan Hendrik van Heemskerk (1689–1730), Gravenhage, before 1730; then to his widow, Anna Petronella van Heemskerk (1693–1765/66, née van Schuylenburg), until her death, 1765/66; Van Heemskerk estate, until 1770; included in the van Heemskerk sale (Lugt 1818), Rietmulder, The Hague, 29 March 1770, no. 110 as Een Boeren-Bruiloft, hoog 18 breed 14 duim; from where purchased by Cornelis van Heemskerck; included in Heemskerck sale, The Hague, 18 November 1783, no. 3; from where purchased by Louis-Bernard Coclers (1741–1817); collection of Van Cranenburgh, Amsterdam, before 1823; collection of Anthony Meynts (Mynts), by 1823; included in Meynts sale, Amsterdam, 15 July, 1823, no. 118; bought Chrétien-Jean Nieuwenhuys, (1799–1883) (dealer-collector); collection of Lord Charles Vere Townshend (1785–1853), London, by 1824; collection of William Wells (1768–1847) of Redleaf Park, near Penthurst, Kent, by 1833; included in Wells' estate sale, Christie & Manson, London, 12–13 May, 1848, no. 92, as A company of villagers in a room; from where purchased by W. B. Tiffin (dealer), Canonbury; with Tiffin, Canonbury, until 1877; Tiffin sale, Christie’s London, 28 May 1877 (Lugt 37521); collection of Chrétien-Jean Nieuwenhuys  dealer-collector) before 1883; Nieuwenhuys sale, Christie's, London, 17 July 1886, no. 98; from which purchased by Galerie Sedelmeyer (dealer), Paris; collection of Maurice Kann (d. 1906), Paris, before 1906; collection of the Kann estate until 1911; included in Kann sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 9 June 1911, no. 69 as La Noce; purchased by S. Altmann (dealer); collection of Eugène Fischhof, Paris; included in his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 14 June 1913, no. 64; collection of Marcus Kappel (1839–1919), Berlin, by 1914–19; Estate of Marcus Kappel, until 1931; collection of Georg Rathenau (architect), Berlin, by 1931; loaned to the Boijmans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1946; from where purchased by R.P. Silcock, Lancashire, 1947; by descent to A. Duckworth; purchased by Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1974; purchased by James Fairfax, Bowral, New South Wales, 1977; collection of James Fairfax, Bowral and Sydney, 1977–92; presented through the Art Foundation of Victoria to the National Gallery of Victoria, 1992.