JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN | Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, in a wide lace collar, holding a fan
JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN | Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, in a wide lace collar, holding a fan
JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN | Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, in a wide lace collar, holding a fan
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Property from a Private Collection

JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN | Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, in a wide lace collar, holding a fan

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN | Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, in a wide lace collar, holding a fan

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:21,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection

JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN

The Hague circa 1572 - 1657

Portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, in a wide lace collar, holding a fan


oil on canvas

130.1 x 97.3 cm.; 54 x 38¼ in.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty, and the varnish is discoloured and dulled. A degree of wear has made the herringbone canvas weave more visible in the dark background, particularly in the upper half of the painting. There is a loss at the edge of her left cuff measuring less than 1 x 2 cm. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the old and opaque varnish but it is possible to discern several areas of retouching through the background, notably along the upper margin and in an area to the left of the sitter's head measuring approx. 5 x 5 cm. There also appears to be retouching through the semi circle of her head dress, scattered in her hair, and in her proper right cheek. A larger, more concentrated area of retouching is found in a triangle shape in the lower part of her ruff measuring approx. 10 x 10 cm. as well as a spot to the right of this approx. 1 x 1 cm. Further retouchings appear to be scattered through her dress and the lower part of the background, notably to a diagonal line running from her proper right shoulder to the left margin, and a horizontal line running from her left elbow to the right margin. In overall fair condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 13 March 1958, lot 65 (as Moreelse);

Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 1 October 2003, lot 273 (as Ravesteyn), where acquired.

Literature

R. Ekkart, 'The portraits of the Vrijdags van Vollenhoven Family by Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn', in The Hoogsteder Mercury, vol. 12, 1991, p. 13, reproduced fig. 13.

Catalogue Note

This painting is a version of Ravesteyn's signed and dated work from 1620, today in the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille (134.5 x 104.5 cm., inv. no. P216), where its pendant depicting a gentleman also hangs (131 x 103 cm., inv. no. P206).

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