An Indian gateway
The provenance data are conclusive.
Reconstruction origin history
Mr H.K. Westendorp, the husband of B. Westendorp-Osieck who died in 1941, had - over the course of decades - acquired a collection of Marius Bauer etchings from kunsthandel Van Wisselingh, who controlled the sale of all Bauer etchings. Payments for the purchase of Bauer etchings by Westendorp were found in Van Wisselingh's archives dating from 1893 to December 1930.
Archief SNK nr.385, 910; Bundesarchiv Koblenz B323 nr.575; Archief Van Wisselingh nr.139, 141, 142
Wisselingh & Co, E.J. van
On 10 August 1943, the collection of Bauer etchings was purchased as a whole by kunsthandel Van Wisselingh from Mrs B. Westendorp-Osieck. The collection was resold to E. Göpel by Van Wisselingh on the same day.
Archief SNK nr.385, 910; Bundesarchiv Koblenz B323 nr.575; Archief Van Wisselingh nr.112
Archief SNK nr.385
Archief SNK nr.385, 910; Bundesarchiv Koblenz B323 nr.575