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Ludolph de Jongh
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY ON A HOBBY HORSE, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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533

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Ludolph de Jongh
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY ON A HOBBY HORSE, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Ludolph de Jongh
OVERSCHIE 1616 - 1679 HILLEGERSBERG
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY ON A HOBBY HORSE, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
signed upper right: L DeJongh F
oil on canvas
27 1/4  by 23 3/4  in.; 69.2 by 60.3 cm.
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Provenance

With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, by 1974;
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 15 June 1977, lot 118 (as Portrait of a Girl).

Exhibited

Vienna, Galerie Sanct Lucas, Gemälde alter Meister, 1974-1975, no. 13.

Literature

R.E. Fleischer, Ludolf de Jongh, Doornspijk 1989, p. 30, reproduced fig. 18 (as location unknown).

Catalogue Note

Ludolf Leendertsz de Jongh was a Dutch Golden Age painter who would cleverly manipulate the use of space in his portraits, as seen in the present painting where De Jongh cuts off the bottom half of the etoy horse. By letting only the top half of the horse be visible, the artist draws attention to the activity of the child. Along with space, he also plays with his use of colors, as seen with the red details on the horse that match the red ribbon on the boy's hat. This serves to further emphasize that the child is playing with a toy.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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