Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange
Property from a Private Collection, New England
Godfried Schalcken

Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange

22 January 2021 • New York

Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange
Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange
Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange
Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange
Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange
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Godfried Schalcken

Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, New England

Godfried Schalcken

Godfried Schalcken

Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange

Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 16 hours

12 days, 16 hours

January 30, 05:13 PM (GMT)

January 30, 05:13 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from a Private Collection, New England

Godfried Schalcken

Made, near Breda 1643 - 1706 The Hague

Portrait of a young girl, believed to be Anne Conslade, wearing a blue dress with a brown mantle and holding an orange


signed lower left: G. Schalcken

oil on canvas

unframed: 49 1/8 by 39 1/8 in.; 124.7 by 99.4 cm.  

framed: 58 1/2 by 48 1/2 in.; 148.6 by 123.2 cm. 

Provenance

With Peter Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut, by circa 1968;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 13 July 1979, lot 111;
There acquired (or shortly thereafter) by a private English collector;
Thence by descent in the family until 2016;
From whom acquired by Johnny van Haeften;
From whom acquired by the present owner, 2017.  

Literature

T. Beherman, Godfried Schalcken, Paris 1988, p. 200, cat. no. 99, reproduced (as location unknown and as dated circa 1692-1699);
W. Franits, Godefridus Schalcken: A Dutch Painter in Late Seventeenth-Century London, Amsterdam 2018, pp. 168-169, cat. no. A17, reproduced fig. 85.  

Catalogue note

Godfried Schalcken trained as an artist in Leiden under Gerrit Dou and went on to spend the early years of his career as an independent artist in Dordrecht where, after Nicolaes Maes' departure to Amsterdam, he became the most sought after portrait painter. It is during this period that he became internationally famous for his subtle rendering of various kinds of natural and artificial light. In May 1692 Godfried Schacken moved his family to London where they remained until the summer of 1696. In England he painted mainly portraits and candle lit scenes, and this endearing portrait, said to be of Anne Conslade, is dated to this English period. The orange is a symbol of fertility, and so one can suppose that this portrait anticipated the marriage of the young sitter. The orange was also a sign of wealth: the fruit was loved by the English gentry and was grown in many country houses which will each have required a greenhouse to maintain the trees through winter.