ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather
ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather
ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather
ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather
ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather
ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT | Portrait of an old man, half-length, wearing a hat with a feather

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:27,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT

Gorinchem 1566 - 1651 Utrecht

PORTRAIT OF AN OLD MAN, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A HAT WITH A FEATHER


signed centre right: A.Bloemaert. fe.

oil on oak panel

unframed: 37.5 x 27.5 cm.; 14¾ x 10⅞ in.

framed: 57.4 x 48 cm. 22½ x 18⅞ in.


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Condition Report

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection is available to view at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, 13 – 18 September (weekdays 9am – 4.30pm; weekend 12-5pm).


The panel is uncradled, flat, and stable. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish clear and even. There is a pinprick loss in the center of the upper margin. Inspection under UV light reveals very few minor scattered retouchings in the background, most notably to a superficial diagonal scratch just above the signature, about 3 cm long. The painting would otherwise appear almost entirely untouched and in very good condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

E. Strache (or Stracke), 1879;

Professor Dr. Hermann Widerhofer (1832-1901), Vienna;

His sale, Vienna, E. Hirschler & Co., 18-20 February 1902, lot 11;

Sonntag collection, Cappenberg, whence acquired in 1976.

Exhibited

Liesborn, Museum Abtei Liesborn, on loan.


The SØR Rusche Collection has been exhibited extensively over the last two decades. Please click here for further information.

Literature

B. Lymant, Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, vol. 1: Porträt, Liesborn 1985, p. 8, reproduced;

M.G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons. Paintings and prints, Doornspijk 1993, vol. I, p. 331, cat. no. 522, reproduced in colour vol. II, plate XXX and fig. 706;

H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. I, Portraits, Münster/Hamburg/London 1995, pp. 26-29, cat. no. 5, reproduced in colour.

Catalogue Note

Roethlisberger (see Literature) suggests a date for this painting of circa 1634, comparing it to other genre heads by Bloemaert, of similar dimensions, such as the pair of works dated to this year, depicting An old man and An old woman, most recently recorded with Johnny van Haeften in 2010.1 


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