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Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn

Portrait of a young woman, bust-length

Reserves

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Property from a Private West Coast Collection, Sold without reserve

Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn

Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn

Portrait of a young woman, bust-length

Portrait of a young woman, bust-length

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,190

USD

Property from a Private West Coast Collection, Sold without reserve

Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn

The Hague circa 1572 - 1657

Portrait of a young woman, bust-length


bears signature and date, lower left: Ravesteyn 1614

oil on panel

panel: 22 by 20 in.; 55.9 by 50.8 cm.

framed: 27 ½ by 24 ¾ in.; 69.9 by 62.9 cm.

The panel is flat, stable, and cradled on the reverse. The portrait image reads strongly through clear varnish. Some hairline surface scratches or repaired cracks to the paint layer are visible in raking light but not distracting, including a thin repaired crack running about 5 inches from the upper right. A small oval of discolored varnish in the black background just to the upper right of the woman's head is visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, scattered retouching is visible in the background along the crack, on the sitter's shoulder, in the black of her dress, on her chest, and around her nose, but retouching has been well applied. The painting can hang in its present state. Offered in a dark wood frame with gilt inner liner.


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Sale, Brussels, P. Bezine, 14 June 1927, lot 220;
With Jackson Higgs Gallery, New York, 1931;
Anonymous sale, Rockville, MD, Weschler's, 20 May 1979, lot 1187;
Anonymous sale, Rockville, MD, Weschler's, 5 December 2014, lot 180;
There acquired.
International Studio (Associated with The Connoisseur), February 1931, p. 33, reproduced in color.
Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Institute of Art, Exhibition of Paintings by Old Masters, April 1930.

Although this charming portrait bears a date of 1614, which has been recorded since 1927, the costume of the sitter indicates a later date, probably in the late 1630s or early 1640s. Van Ravesteyn lived and worked in the Hague as portraitist to the Dutch court and became one of the founding members of the Confrerie Pictura there in 1656. We are grateful to Nadja Garthoff and Sabine Craft-Giepmans of the RKD for confirming the attribution to Van Ravesteyn.