JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT
JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT
JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT
JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT
JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT
JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

JACOB VAN REESBROECK | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:11,250USD
(30 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


JACOB VAN REESBROECK

Antwerp 1620 - 1704 Hoogstraten

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY THE SEA CAPTAIN JOOST VERSCHUEREN (1625-1671), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, FACING LEFT


bears signature and date center left: N. Maas. 1657

oil on canvas

canvas: 49⅜ by 40⅛ in.; 125.4 by 101.9 cm.

framed: 58 by 48 in.; 147.3 by 121.9 cm.

Condition Report

Canvas is lined. Portrait presents a handsome sitter, though the image has flattened in certain spots. The paint surface has craquelure visible throughout and is mildly abraded. Some minor frame abrasions are along the edges and have some small dots of associated loss like in the bottom left corner and in the carpet at bottom left. Inspection under UV shows scattered spots of retouching to the sky, sitter, and background. What appears to be three spots of old repair are likely in the center of the sitter's hat, in the background at top left corner, and in the sitter's collar. Painting can hang as is and is offered framed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Probably, Adriaan de Joncheere Harmelen (according to a note in the RKD files);

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Roos, 7 May 1895, lot 98 (as Nicolaes Maes, as Portrait of a Gentleman, signed and dated 1674), to Preyer;

With Julius Böhler, Munich, by 1901;

Alfred Günther, Frankfurt;

His estate sale, Frankfurt, Hugo Helbing, 11-12 December 1934, lot 59 (as Nicolaes Maes, Portrait of a Kavaliers, signed and dated N. Maas 1674);

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 14 July 1978, lot 103 (as Nicolaes Maes, Portrait of a Gentleman);

Possibly, anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 7 March 1980, lot 37 (as Nicolaes Maes, Portrait of a Gentleman);

With Lane Fine Art, London;

From whom acquired 15 June 1994.

Exhibited

Possibly, Munich, Kunstausstellungsgebäude am Königsplatz, Ausstellng von Meisterwerken der Renaissance aus Privatbesitz, 3 June - 30 September 1901, no. 95 (as Nicolaes Maes, Portrait of a Gentleman, signed and dated N. Maas 1674.).

Literature

Probably, C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. VI, London 1916, p. 548, cat. no. 279 (as Nicolaes Maes, Portrait of Sea Captain Verschuer, signed in full and dated 1674);

W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, vol. III, Landau 1986, p. 1964, under note 44 (as with false signature, and arbitrary attribution to Maes);

Probably, O. Ydema, Carpets and their Datings in Netherlandish paintings, 1540-1700, Zutphen 1991, p. 138, cat. no. 115;

L. Krempel, Studien zu den datierten Gemälden des Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), Petersburg 2000, p. 350, cat. no. C18, reproduced fig. 391 (as anonymous, under section of not authentic works).

Catalogue Note

A Flemish painter and engraver, Jacob van Reesbroeck trained under Jacob Spaeingaert and joined the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp in 1641. His portraits were highly sought after by both local and foreign prominent individuals, like Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. Since Van Reesbroeck usually only signed portraits commissioned by foreign patrons, it was not until recently that a number of unsigned works were added to the artist's oeuvre.


We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Jan de Maere who on the basis of photographs believes this painting to be by Jacob van Reesbroeck.

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Online bidding closed30 Oct 2019 | 05:11 PM GMT