Lot 138
  • 138

JACOB ERNST MARCUS | Portraits of Jacob van de Merckt and his wife Petronella Witsen, after Hendrick Gerritsz. Pot

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 USD
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Description

  • Jacob Ernst Marcus
  • Portraits of Jacob van de Merckt and his wife Petronella Witsen, after¬†Hendrick Gerritsz. Pot
  • Both watercolor over pencil, within black ink framing lines;the first signed and inscribed in brown ink, verso: J: Van der Merck / J.E. Marcus. ft / na een schilderij van Van der Werff.the second inscribed and signed in brown ink, verso: Petronella Witzen / Huysv. van J Van der Merct / door Van der Werff / J E Marcus. fe.
  • Each: 378 by 305 mm; 14 7/8¬† by 12 in

Provenance

Hans van Leeuwen, Amerongen (L.2799a)

Condition

Both hinge mounted in two places along the upper edge to modern decorative mounts. Both works remain in predominantly good condition throughout with the watercolor still fresh. Both sold in their own ebony style frames.
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Catalogue Note

This pair of portrait drawings, late 18th or early 19th century in origin, but copies of 17th century originals were thought, by Jacob Ernst Marcus, to have been "na een schilderij van Van der Werff". The reappearance of the original pair of oil paintings, depicting the Amsterdam merchant, Jacob van der Merckt and his wife Petronella Witsen (1602-1676), initially in 19951 and subsequently in these rooms in 2013,2 allows us to clarify that the present pair of drawings are, in fact, after Hendrick Gerritsz. Pot (1585-1657). 1. Sale, London, Sotheby's, 5 July 1995, lot 48
2. Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 31 January 2013, lot 69