Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
Workum 1637 - 1741 Amsterdam
THE HOLY FAMILY
indistinctly signed and dated lower right: ...Wigmana fecit 1735
oil on oak panel
unframed: 50.8 x 42.4 cm.; 20 x 16¾ in.
framed: 63.1 x 54.9 cm.; 24⅞ x 21⅝ in.
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The panel is cradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish is slightly discoloured. Inspection under UV light reveals very little intervention overall. There appear to be some small retouchings along the upper margin as well as some tiny areas in Christ's hair, around his mouth, and around both of his hands. There also appears to be some small retouchings scattered in the Virgin's blue robe, in her feet, in the right hand side of Joseph's face, and in his red cloak. In seemingly overall good condition.
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Private collection, Munich, whence acquired during the 1970s.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Jezus in de Gouden Eeuw, 9 September 2000 – 7 January 2001, unnumbered.
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A. Blankert et al, Jezus in de Gouden Eeuw, exh. cat., Zwolle and Rotterdam 2000, p. 18, 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. 486-90, cat. no. 84, reproduced in colour.