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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Joannes Meyssens
PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE OF CONSTANTINOPLE, COUNTESS OF FLANDERS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Joannes Meyssens
PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE OF CONSTANTINOPLE, COUNTESS OF FLANDERS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Joannes Meyssens
BRUSSELS 1612 - 1670 ANTWERP
PORTRAIT OF MARGUERITE OF CONSTANTINOPLE, COUNTESS OF FLANDERS
Pen and black ink and gray wash over black chalk, heightened with white, within a drawn frame, on faded blue paper;
bears old inscription: Margarite de Constantinople 21 Comptesse de Fla, and numbering, lower right: 28
177 by 122 mm; 7 by 4 7/8  in
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Provenance

Pauline Bonaparte,
Henry Richard Vassall Fox, third Lord Holland,
Mrs Arnett Hibbert;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 June 1941, part of lot 54,
purchased at the sale by Dr. Alfred Scharf,
by whom given to Dr. Ludwig Burchard, on 31 May 1944,
from whose estate sold, New York, Christies, 28 January 1999, Lot 98 (acquired at the sale)

Catalogue Note

Engraved in reverse by Cornelis Meyssens, for Effigies des Forestiers et Comtes de Flandres, Antwerp 1663 (Hollstein 133).

Margaret of Constantinople (1202-1280), was a colourful figure in the history of Flanders, ruling as Countess of Flanders from 1244 until 1278, and Countess of Hainaut in 1244–1253 and 1257–1280.  She was also known as 'la Noire', due to her scandalous life, and disputes with the church regarding the legitimacy of her two marriages, and with her children from both marriages, resulted in the lengthy War of the Succession of Flanders and Hainault.

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York