Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
ATTRIBUTED TO SALOMON DE BRAY
Amsterdam 1597 - 1664 Haarlem
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, BUST-LENGTH, WEARING A GOLD CHAIN
dated centre left: 1662 9/4
oil on oak panel
unframed: 26.5 x 20.4 cm.; 10½ x 8 in.
framed: 39.5 x 33.5 cm.; 15½ x 13¼ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is secure and clean with an even varnish. There are no damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some strengthening throughout the background and some small scattered retouchings throughout the sitter's face. In overall fair condition.
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Private collection, Germany, whence acquired.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 131.
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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. 282–85, cat. no. 65, reproduced in colour (as Attributed to Salomon de Bray);
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 122, cat. no. 131, reproduced in colour.
The panel is dated 4 September 1664; this way of precise dating was customary among a group of Haarlem artists in the 17th century, like Salomon and his son Jan de Bray, as well as Leendert van der Cooghen.