- Willem Key
- Portrait of a bearded gentleman, half length, in a black doublet, holding the Book of Psalms;
Portrait of a lady, half length in a black gown, holding the Book of Psalms
- the gentleman, dated upper left: Ao 1565 and inscribed upper right: AETA . 36 (A and E in ligature);
the lady, inscribed upper right: AETA . 24 (A and E in ligature)
- a pair, both oil on panel
- each: 28 by 22 in.; 71 by 56 cm.
We are grateful to Dr. Koenraad de Jonckheere and Dr. Till-Holger Borchert for their assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.
1. K. Jonckheere, Willem Key (1516-1568), Portrait of a Humanist Painter, Turnhout 2011, p. 93, cat. nos. A30-A31, reproduced.