NICOLAES ELIASZ. PICKENOY | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, IN BLACK SILK WITH A WHITE RUFF
Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
NICOLAES ELIASZ. PICKENOY
Amsterdam 1588 - 1650/6
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, IN BLACK SILK WITH A WHITE RUFF
traces of signature upper right
oil on oak panel, with an unidentified collector's red wax seal on the reverse
unframed: 114.5 x 85.5 cm.; 45⅛ x 33⅝ in.
framed: 134.5 x 105.5 cm.; 53 x 41½ in.
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The panel is formed of three vertical planks - it is uncradled, but some of the joints have some canvas adhered along its length at on the reverse. The paint surface is clean, with a clear and even varnish. There are visible discoloured retoucings that run along aforementioned panel join - a third of the way in from the left margin. Other discoloured retouchings are visible in the background - most notably in along the upper margin and in the upper right corner where the signature is. Inspection under ultra violet light confirms all the aforementioned retouching and does not appear to reveal any additional intervention.
In overall good condition.
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Private collection, Belgium;
Acquired for the SØR Rusche collection by 1985.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 154.
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H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. I, Portraits, Münster/Hamburg/London 1995, p. 44, cat. no. 13, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 139, cat. no. 154, reproduced in colour.