Jacobus Vrel

Dutch School, active, c. 1654-1662

Street Scene with two Figures walking away

Signed in monogram middle right: JV
Oil on panel, 14 x 11 ins. (35.7 x 27.8 cm)


Sold to the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection, USA

Samuel Woodburn, London
His estate sale, Christie’s, London, 15-19 May 1854, lot 799 (as van der Meer)
Acquired there by Beriah Botfield
Thence by descent to the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, until 1986
With Otto Naumann Ltd., New York, 1987
From whom acquired by the previous owner
Private collection, New York, U.S.A., until 2019


C. Wright, Vermeer, London 1976, p. 10, reproduced, fig. 4
P. C. Sutton, Pieter de Hooch, Oxford, New York 1980, reproduced fig. 59
A. Jensen Adams, Dutch and Flemish Paintings from New York Private Collections, exh. cat., New York 1988, pp. 136-137, cat. no. 56, reproduced, p. 122. 


Dutch and Flemish Paintings from New York Private Collections, National Academy of Design, New York, 1988, cat . no. 56.


The painting will be included in the forthcoming exhibition of Jacobus Vrel to be held at the Alte Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich (12 October 2020 – 10 January 2021), Hôtel Tugot, Fondation Custodia – Collection Fritz Lugt, Paris (22 January – 18 April 2021) and at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague (20 May – 29 August 2021)