Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
Rotterdam circa 1620 - 1691
signed lower centre: f. veWilt
oil on oak panel
unframed: 39.4 x 22.6 cm.; 15½ x 8⅞in.
framed: 45.4 x 28.7 cm.; 17⅞ x 11¼in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish slightly discoloured. Inspection under UV light reveals small retouchings scattered throughout the dark background, most notably behind Christ's drapery and around his legs, in the upper right corner, and along the left and right margins in the lower half. There is also restoration to a small area to the right of the signature and a handful of pinprick retouchings in Christ's torso. The painting is in overall good condition.
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Lady Wolff (d. 1865);
G.A.V. Hackfort tot ter Horst-Dommer van Polder, Schloss Ubbergen, 1882;
By descent to Baroness van Lamsweerde-Hackfort tot ter Horst (1839-1891), Villa Heuvellust, Ubbergen;
By descent to her daughter Victoire van Lamsweerde (1884-1944), Villa Westermeerwijk, Berg-en-Dal, 1922;
By descent to J.V.A.F.M. de van der Schueren (1906-1958), Nijmegen;
By descent to M.Th.F.L. de van der Schueren, Malden, until 2000;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Lady'), Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 8 May 2001, lot 144, where acquired.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 121.
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W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al, At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 116, cat. no. 121, reproduced in colour;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 4, Historien und Allegorien, Münster/Hamburg/London 2010, pp. 442-45, cat. no. 76, reproduced in colour.