A Landscape by Theodore van Heil (1645-1692).

Of almost square form, in a dark-stained fruitwood frame, 9cm by 10.7cm. Signed.

This charming mid 17th Century landscape, with a walled town in the distance, was part of an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689) to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703).

The inventory recording the bequest, known as the Devonshire Schedule or Deed of Gift, lists: ‘ffour pictures Landskipps Square two of them winter pieces.’ See MIN0032 & MIN0034.

REFERENCE: MIN0033

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