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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Justus Suttermans
PORTRAIT OF MATTIAS DI COSIMO II DE' MEDICI
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT
164

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Justus Suttermans
PORTRAIT OF MATTIAS DI COSIMO II DE' MEDICI
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Justus Suttermans
ANTWERP 1597-1681 FLORENCE
PORTRAIT OF MATTIAS DI COSIMO II DE' MEDICI

Provenance

Dr. Vera Oldfelt, Sweden, by 1927, from whom acquired by
Birger Svenonius, Resarö, Sweden, by 1938;

Exhibited

Lund, Lunds Universitets Konstmuseum, 1927;
Konstak, Akademien för de fria konsterna i Stockholm av Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, 1929;
Stockholm, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Namnlösa porträt: utställning anordnad av Svenska Dagbladet, January 15-30, 1938, cat. no 541 (as Portait of a Gentleman);
Karlstad, Sweden, Värmlands Museum, Äldre Mästares Tavlor, November 6, 1941 - January 6, 1942, cat. no. 24, reproduced (as Erasmus Quellinus with an expertise from Dr. Gustave Glück).

Catalogue Note

The present portrait depicts Mattias, Cosimo II de' Medici's third son, and Governor of Siena from 1630.  As court painter to the Medici, Suttermans depicted Mattias and his siblings on a number of occasions.  The identification of the sitter in the present portrait as Mattias is here confirmed by the close resemblence of this subject's distinctive facial features to those in Suttermans' full length portrait of Mattias in military dress, now in the Palatine Gallery, Pitti Palace, inv. no. 1912.   It has been suggested that the artist executed the present picture a few years earlier than he painted the Pitti portrait, which dates to circa 1632, around the time that Mattias left Italy for Germany to fight in the The Thirty Years War (1618-1648).         

We are grateful to Dr. Marco Chiarini, who, based on photographs, has endorsed the attribution to Suttermans and has identified the sitter as Mattias de' Medici.

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