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537

Gerrit van Honthorst

A merry violinist holding a roemer

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Gerrit van Honthorst

Gerrit van Honthorst

A merry violinist holding a roemer

A merry violinist holding a roemer

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Gerrit van Honthorst

Utrecht 1592 - 1656

A merry violinist holding a roemer


oil on canvas

canvas: 32 1/4 by 26 1/4 in.; 81.9 by 66.8 cm.

framed: 40 1/2 by 34 3/4 in.; 102.9 by 83.2 cm.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


This work has been restored and should be hung in its current condition. The canvas has recently been lined, and the lining nicely presents the surface. The painting is clean and varnished.


Well applied retouches are visible under ultraviolet light. They are more numerous in the background and figure. In the face and chest, retouches only address some cracking. In the hand in the center, a few small spots of retouching have been applied to address some thinness. There are a few other small retouches in the wrist of the hand in the upper left. There are small, isolated retouches in the clothing and violin. The work should be hung in its current state.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 28 November 1967, lot 2 (when advertised in Die Weltkunst, 1 November 1967, p. 1107; as Dirck Baburen);
Heinz Mosch, Wiesbaden, by 1973;
Anonymous sale ('Property from a German Private Collection'), Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 11 November 2008, lot 88 (as Studio of Honthorst);
Private collection, Europe, until 2018;
Anonymous sale, Zurich, Koller, 28 September 2018, lot 3033 (as Studio of Honthorst).
I. Gaskell, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Painting, London 1989, pp. 190-91, note 24 (as a variant);
B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Turin 1989, vol. I, p. 126, under cat. no. 1274, (as a 'near-replica');
J.R. Judson and R. Ekkart, Gerrit van Honthorst 1592-1656, Ghent 1999, pp. 188-89, under cat. no. 239, no. 1 (as a copy).
Wiesbaden, Museum Wiesbaden, 5 Sammler - 5 Meinungen, 8 April - 27 May 1973.