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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder
PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Estimate
30,00040,000
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118

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder
PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder
WESEL OR COLOGNE 1493 - 1555 COLOGNE
PORTRAIT OF A MAN

Provenance

Sir John Frecheville Ramsden, 6thBt (1877-1958), York, England;
His sale, London, Christie's, 11 July 1930, lot 19, to Williams;
Possibly purchased back by Ramsden and sold, London, Christie's, 27 May 1932, lot 47 (as Bruyn), to Fischmann;
Prof. Dr. P. Ganz, Basel;
Private collection, Zurich (here and the above according to a label on the reverse). 

Catalogue Note

Bartholomäus Bruyn founded an important school of portraiture in Cologne, where there was previously no such tradition. He mainly painted the patricians of the city, but none of his portraits are signed, nor documented as his altarpieces are. This likeness is typical of Bruyn's portraits which show careful attention to physiognomy and facial detail, and are set against a colorful, monochromatic background. The sitter has yet to be identified, though his index ring may provide evidence. 

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