Lot 30
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Wybrand de Geest the Elder

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Wybrand de Geest the Elder
  • Portrait of a Young Girl, full length, wearing a white lace dress and holding a hat and cherries
  • dated centre left: A: 1624
  • oil on panel

Provenance

Biljoen Collection;
Their sale, Amsterdam, Muller, 28 May 1918, lot 138;
Mr. H. F. baron de Vos van Steenwijk, Windesheim, by 1967;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Mak van Waay, 14 March 1972, lot 42.

Exhibited

Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, Het kinderportret in de Noordelijke Nederlanden in de 16de en 17de eeuw, 1953-4, no. 24.

Literature

A. Wassenbergh, De portretkunst in Friesland in de 17de eeuw, Lochem 1967, p. 34, no. 6.

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Dr. Rudolf Ekkart for endorsing the attribution to Wybrand de Geest on the basis of photographs and for informing us that at the time of the Biljoen sale in 1918, the present painting was sold alongside a Portrait of a Young Boy by de Geest, also full-length and of the same dimensions but dated one year earlier.

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