Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
ATTRIBUTED TO DANIEL DE KONINCK
Amsterdam 1668 - after 1720 England
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, BUST-LENGTH, WEARING A RED SCARF
oil on canvas
unframed: 65.9 x 50.2 cm.; 25⅞ x 19¾ in.
framed: 85 x 71.5 cm.; 33½ x 28⅛ in.
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The canvas is lined, the paint surface is relatively clean, with a clear varnish. The network of craquelure has become slightly more pronounced in the darker pigments. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish underneath which some retouchings are visible: along the left, lower and right margins, and scattered in the background and his coat, with a more concentrated area to the right of his scarf approx. 4 x 2 cm. There are spot retouchings scattered in his face, with a more concentrated area to the left of his nose. In overall fairly good condition.
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Private collection, Germany;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 13 September 1995, lot 325 (as Attributed to de Koninck), when acquired.
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H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 5, Stilleben und Tierstücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2004, pp. 294–97, cat. no. 68, reproduced in colour (as Attributed to de Koninck).
Daniel de Koninck was the nephew of both the renowned landscape painter Philips Koninck and Jacob Koninck, the latter of whom he apprenticed with from 1682 until 1690 when he moved to Oxford.
When this painting was last on the market, Dr. Werner Sumowski endorsed a full attribution to the artist on the basis of photographs.