REYNIER DE LA HAYE | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, WEARING GOLD BROCADE AND A WHITE LACE CRAVAT; PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, WEARING A GOLD DRESS WITH A RED DRAPE, BEFORE A GARDEN AT DUSK
Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
REYNIER DE LA HAYE
The Hague circa 1640 - after 1695
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, WEARING GOLD BROCADE AND A WHITE LACE CRAVAT;
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, WEARING A GOLD DRESS WITH A RED DRAPE, BEFORE A GARDEN AT DUSK
the former indistinctly signed and dated: R Haaye 1692
a pair, both oil on canvas
the former: 41.5 x 35.5 cm.; 16¼ x 14 in.;
the latter: 41.3 x 34.5 cm.; 16⅜ x 13¾ in.
framed, each: 50.5 x 44 cm.; 19⅞ x 17⅜ in.
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Both canvases have firm relinings, the paint surfaces are clean and the varnish on both is clear and even. There are no major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a varnish which fluoresces opaquely, perhaps masking some earlier restoration, but otherwise there are only very minimal, scattered, minor retouchings scattered throughout both works. In overall very good condition.
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Jean-Joseph Chapuis (1765–1864), his red wax seal on the reverse;
Private collection, France, whence acquired in 1975.
Liesborn, Museum Abtei Liesborn, on loan;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, nos. 42 and 43.
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B. Lymant, Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, vol. 1: Porträt, Liesborn 1985, pp. 14–17, reproduced;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. I, Portraits, Münster/Hamburg/London 1995, pp. 86–87, cat. nos. 30 and 31, both reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 59, reproduced in colour figs. 42 and 43.