Property from a Dutch Private Collection
PIETER VAN DER HEM
1885 - 1961
The Barrel Organ in the Jordaan, Amsterdam
signed Pvd HEM lower right; signed and inscribed on the reverse
oil on canvas
56 by 79cm., 22 by 31in.
The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher.
There are some scattered lines of craquelure, notably visible in the white pigments in the centre of the composition. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals an even layer of residual varnish and a small area of fluorescence in the head of the woman in the white blouse, and isolated, small strokes along the upper part of the left framing edge. Otherwise, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a decorative gilt frame.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Piet Boendermaker, Amsterdam (by 1914; probably acquired directly from the artist)
Private collection, Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (loaned in 1914 by Piet Boendermaker)
Piet Spijt, De Bergense school en Piet Boendermaker: kunstverzamelaar in Amsterdam en bergen, Zwolle, 1997, p. 25, illustrated; p. 265, no. 3531, catalogued (as Het orgel in de Jordaan)
Piet Spijt, Piet Boendermaker mecenas van de Bergense school, Alkmaar, 2015, p. 27, no. 3531, catalogued (as Het orgel in de Jordaan)
Painted circa 1909.