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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HALF LENGTH
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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570

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HALF LENGTH
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen
LONDON 1593 - 1661 UTRECHT
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HALF LENGTH
signed with monogram and dated lower right: C.J. fecit - / 1630
oil on panel, in a painted oval
30 3/4  by 24 5/8  in.; 78.1 by 62.5 cm.
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Provenance

Henry Montagu Upton, 2nd Viscount Templetown, Castle Upton, County Antrim, Ireland (1799-1863);
Thence by descent in the family;
A.S. Drey, Munich, by 1913;
Mr. Jacob H. Schiff;
By whose Estate sold, New York, American Art Association, 7 December 1933, lot 78;
There acquired by W. Greif;
Acquired by the grandparents of the present owner, circa 1980.

Catalogue Note

Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen became one of the leading portrait painters of the emerging new English gentry during the early 17th Century. He was born in London in 1593 to Flemish parents, and trained in Netherlands until about 1618, when he returned to London. Through the 1620s and 1630s, he frequently portrayed sitters within a painted oval frame, such as the one in the present painting. The large black hat with a white lace-rimmed cap underneath and the wide ruff surrounding the neck of the sitter coincides with the attire of women in England’s Netherlandish communities circa 1630. 

We are grateful to Dr. Karen Hearn for kindly assisting with the cataloguing and endorsing the attribution on the basis of photographs.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York