Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
PIETER VAN LINT
Antwerp 1606 - 1690
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN, BUST-LENGTH, IN BLACK WITH A WHITE COLLAR
signed with monogram and dated upper right: P.V.L. F. A 163(?)5
oil on oak panel
unframed: 44.6 x 33.8 cm.; 17½ x 13¼ in.
framed: 53.5 x 44 cm.; 21 x 17⅜ in.
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The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish is only slightly discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fairly extensive campaign of retouching throughout the background, a more concentrated area in the figure's proper right shoulder approx. 14 x 3.5 cm., as well as in his collar approx. 6 x 1 cm. There are more sparse spot retouchings in his face, hair and beard, with a more concentrated spot in his forehead and in his proper left eye. These are all sensitively executed and the painting appears bright and ready to hang.
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With Galerie Bodan, Konstanz;
Jochen Kiefer, Rheda-Wiedenbrück, circa 1975;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 7 May 1997, lot 62, 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. 298–99, cat. no. 69, reproduced in colour.
In 1632, Peter van Lint became a master in the Antwerp guild of St. Luke. He went to Italy shortly afterwards, where he was commissioned to paint portraits, religious paintings and murals for numerous churches in Rome. Upon his return in 1640, he opened an important studio in Antwerp, which attracted at least seventeen recorded pupils, including Godfried Maes.