FOLLOWER OF REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN | PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH FLOWERS IN HER HAIR
Property from the Collection of Stan Battat
FOLLOWER OF REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH FLOWERS IN HER HAIR
oil on panel, an oval
4¼ by 3½ in.; 11 by 9 cm.
Panel consists of a single piece of wood that is flat and stable. The portrait image reads well with textured retained. The area above the girl's head and around the flowers appears darker and discolored to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, this area as well as a spot in the upper left background appear as repairs. An older campaign of very small dots of retouching is also faintly visible in the shadow to the right of the girl's face and in the folds of her dress. Offered in a carved giltwood frame with oval liner and nameplates reading "Rembrandt" and "Property of Rojtman Foundation Inc."
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With Central Picture Galleries, New York (as Rembrandt);
From whom acquired by Marc and Lilian Rojtman, 2 December 1958;
By whose estate sold (Property from the Estate of Lilian Rojtman Berkman), New York, Sotheby's, 28 January 2005, lot 585 (as Follower of Rembrandt);
This small, charming portrait of a young girl was painted by a student of Rembrandt's; the facial features resemble the known works of Isaac de Jouderville (1612 - 1645), Rembrandt's first pupil, as well as the early works of Gerrit Dou, one his most successful pupils.