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162

Amsterdam School, 3rd quarter of the 17th Century

Portrait of Adriaen van de Velde (1636-72), bust-length, wearing a white cravat with red stripes

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Amsterdam School, 3rd quarter of the 17th Century

Amsterdam School, 3rd quarter of the 17th Century

Portrait of Adriaen van de Velde (1636-72), bust-length, wearing a white cravat with red stripes

Portrait of Adriaen van de Velde (1636-72), bust-length, wearing a white cravat with red stripes

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Amsterdam School, 3rd quarter of the 17th Century

Portrait of Adriaen van de Velde (1636-72), bust-length, wearing a white cravat with red stripes


bears monogram centre right: IVM

oil on canvas

unframed: 57.7 x 45.8 cm.; 22 3/4 x 18 in.

framed: 78.7 x 64.6 cm.; 31 x 25 1/2 in.

The canvas has a firm lining, which has somewhat flattened the paint surface. The paint surface is relatively clean with a discoloured varnish. There is minor frame abrasion visible along the upper and right margins, as well as discoloured retouching to a repaired damage in the right of the sitter's hair, approx. 2x1 cm. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the varnish, which fluoresces green and opaque. The aforementioned retouching is visible, as are some pinprick retouchings scattered along the upper and right margins. There appear to be small spots and fine lines of older retouching sparsely scattered in his hair and face, but these are difficult to read underneath the varnish. In overall good condition.


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Ernest W. Savory Esq., J.P., Bristol, 1922 (as attributed to Jan de Bray);
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 26 June 1934, lot 128 (as Jan Vermeer, monogrammed, a portrait of Simon Decker);
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 29 January 1954, lot 129 (as Jan Vermeer, bearing monogram, a portrait of a young man, said to be Simon Decker), to Wells;
Anonymous sale, Brussels, Galerie Trussart, 20 May 1957, lot 116 (as Jan Vermeer, monogrammed, a portrait of Simon Decker);
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Brandt, 6-8 June 1961, lot 37 (as Jan Vermeer, monogrammed, a portrait of Simon Decker);
In the collection of the family of the present owner for two generations.
P.L. Hale, Vermeer, London 1937, pp. 160-61, reproduced pl. 35 (as Attributed to Vermeer, possibly a portrait of Simon Decker);
G. Ungaretti, L'opera completa di Vermeer, Milan 1967, pp. 98-99, cat. no. 60, reproduced (as Vermeer, monogrammed, a portrait of Simon Decker(?)).