WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain
WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain
WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain
WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain
WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain
WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

WOLFGANG HEIMBACH | Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, wearing a gold chain

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

WOLFGANG HEIMBACH

Ovelgönne circa 1615 - after 1678

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A GOLD CHAIN


signed with monogram and dated lower left: WH / 1642

oil on copper, in a painted oval

unframed: 21.5 x 16 cm.; 8½ x 6⅜ in.

framed: 31.7 x 25.8 cm.; 12½ x 10⅛ 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 copper plate is flat and stable, with some abrasions from the frame visible at the edges. The varnish appears clear and even. There are no significant damages visible to the naked eye, bar a few surface scratches visible in raking light. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a scattering of retouchings, most notably in the lower right corner, in the background to the upper right of the head of the sitter, and others scattered throughout the background. The figure and the face of the sitter have relatively little intervention and remain nicely preserved. In overall fair condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman of Title'), London, Sotheby's, 3 July 1991, lot 197, where acquired.

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

H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. I, Portraits, Münster/Hamburg/London 1995, p. 72, cat. no. 25, reproduced in colour.

Catalogue Note

Heimbach is believed to have been in Italy at this date, when he travelled to Rome to work under the influence of Gerrit van Honthorst, producing candlelit genre scenes. Heimbach's paintings are characterised by their variety of style, technique and subject matter - a diversity also reflected in his mutable monogram, which here reads simply: 'WH.'

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