Lot 145
  • 145

Rembrandt School, 17th Century

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
Sold
100,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • An old woman weighing gold coins
  • bears signature and date upper left: Rembrandt / 1647
  • oil on panel

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, 9 December 1931, lot 59, to A. Field (as Rembrandt);
With D. Katz, Dieren, by 1943 (according to an inscription on an RKD mount);
Private collection, The Netherlands;
Thence by descent in the family;
By whom anonymously sold ("The Property of a Gentleman"), London, Sotheby's, 10 July 2003, lot 18, for $155,428;
There acquired by the present collector.

Catalogue Note

Although a firm attribution to this confidently executed work has thus far eluded scholars, this painting displays similarities to works by pupils of Rembrandt, including Christoph Paudiss, Karel van der Pluijm, and Abraham van Dyck.  Notable comparisons can be drawn between the present work and Abraham van Dyck's 'Grace before dinner," An old couple seated at a Table, formerly in the collection of Emile Wolf and sold 8 June 2017, lot 19.1

1. Oil on canvas, 26 3/4  by 29 3/4  inches.  See W. Sumoswki, Gemälde der Rembrandt Schüler, vol. I, Landau/Pfalz 1983, p. 673 cat. no. 384, reproduced p. 705. 

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