Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Esau selling his birthright

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Esau selling his birthright

Artist/ Creator
Paulus Moreelse
Title
Esau selling his birthright
Year
1609
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
124 x 160,7 cm
Inventorynumber
SK-A-3455
Category
Paintings

Museum

Rijksmuseum

Conclusion

Since it is unclear when, how, and from whom Mr Peters acquired this painting, its provenance is uncertain.

Reconstruction origin

? 1938 <>1942-12
Otto Ary Peters (collection), Amsterdam

Domela Nieuwenhuis 2001, p. 533, no. SRK 148-1-1

1942-12
Bequeathed to the museum by Otto Ary Peters (1859-1942)
1942-12 <> present day
Rijksmuseum