Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
JAN ANTHONISZ. VAN RAVESTEYN
The Hague circa 1572 - 1657
PORTRAIT OF A 23-YEAR-OLD LADY OF THE DE PINTO FAMILY
indistinctly dated and inscribed upper right: Anno. 1641./ Ætatis.23
oil on oak panel, with an unidentified collector's red wax seal on the reverse bearing the initials: BV
unframed: 68.9 x 56.3 cm.; 27⅛ x 22⅛ in.
framed: 87.5 x 75.5 cm.; 34½ x 29¾ in.
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The panel is formed of three vertical planks, which are supported by block battens on the reverse. The panel is flat and stable, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is clear and even. The date and inscription is visible under UV but barely visible to the naked eye.
Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals not only the inscription upper right, but also numerous spot retouchings in the sitter's lace collar along the vertical wood grain, and scattered in her face, hair and the background. These have all been sensitively executed and do not affect the legibility of the image.
The painting is in overall fair condition, and ready to hang.
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With Gallery Robert Pintelon, Aalst, 1980 (when exhibited at the Art Fair, Geneva), from whom acquired.
Liesborn, Mueum Abtei Liesborn, on loan;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 153.
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B. Lymant, Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, vol. 1: Porträt, Liesborn 1985, pp. 28–29, reproduced;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. I, Portraits, Münster/Hamburg/London 1995, p. 120, cat. no. 46, reproduced p. 121;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 138, cat. no. 153, reproduced in colour.