Lot 22
  • 22

Northern Netherlandish School, circa 1560

20,000 - 30,000 USD
18,750 USD
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  • Portrait of a woman, three-quarter length, in a black dress with fur trimmed sleeves
  • inscribed upper right: Aetatis.../ An15... 
  • oil on panel
  • 37 1/2  by 27 1/4  in.; 95.3 by 69.2 cm. 


Anonymous sale, Brussels, 13-14 October 1953, lot 130;
Anonymous sale, Brussels, Servarts Beaux-Arts, 16 May 2006, lot 309.

Catalogue Note

A record at the Rijksbureau Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD) notes that the present painting was shown on 3 March 1941 to Dr. Max Friedländer, who described it as ‘a wonderful and good work of a Dutch Master from the 1550’s.'1  Although Dr. Friedländer notes that he was shown the painting by Dr. Vitale Bloch, there is no record of the work in Dr. Bloch’s personal papers in the Stichting Nederlandsch Kunstbezit (SKD).

1. As translated: Das umstehend photographierte / Bild ist ein vortreffliches u. gut / erhaltenes Werk eines holländi- / schen Meisters aus der Zeit um 1550 - Dr. Max J. Friedländer / Den Haag, 4. III. 4i.