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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Herman van Swanevelt
JOSEPH SOLD BY HIS BROTHERS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Herman van Swanevelt
JOSEPH SOLD BY HIS BROTHERS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
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Herman van Swanevelt
WOERDEN CIRCA 1600 - 1655 PARIS
JOSEPH SOLD BY HIS BROTHERS
oil on copper, elongated oval
21.2 x 36.8 cm.; 8 3/8  x 14 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Le Comte Jean Roger de la Guiche (1719–70), Paris;
His sale, Paris, Pierre Remy, 4-7 March 1771, lot 30;
Joseph John Martin, Ham Court, no. 3;
On deposit in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, 1925, inv. no. Depot 508;
By descent to Christopher Bromley-Martin Esq.;
By whom anonymously sold, London, Christie's, 30 October 1981, lot 144;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 17 June 1982, lot 149 (as Circle of Bartholomeus Breenbergh);
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 17 December 1982, lot 69;
G.F.F. Davies;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 22 July 1983, lot 23;
Where acquired by the present owner.

Literature

A.C. Steland, Herman van Swanevelt, 2 vols, Petersberg 2010, p. 169, cat. no. G2,44, reproduced in colour p. 456, fig. G119.

Catalogue Note

Another version on panel, identical in composition but rectangular in format, sold at Lempertz, Cologne, 20 November 1993, lot 1030.1 Swanevelt was evidently attracted to this subject, because he painted another treatment of it in a larger picture on canvas, with a pendant of Joseph relating his dreams to his brothers, both in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

The present picture was almost certainly painted in Rome, where Swanevelt was from 1624–41, as were presumably the six small coppers in the Galleria Doria-Pamphilj, Rome, identified by Malcolm Waddingham.3

1 Steland 2010, p. 163, cat. no. G2,29, reproduced p. 456, fig. G120.
2 Inv. nos 55 and 56; Steland 2010, pp. 156–57, cat. nos G2,12 and G,211, reproduced pp. 414–15, figs G57 and G59.
3 M. Waddingham, 'Herman van Swanevelt in Rome', in Paragone, no. 121, 1960, pp. 41–5, reproduced plates 23, 29 and 31.

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