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Aert de Gelder

Portrait of a young man behind a balustrade, possibly a self-portrait of the artist

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Aert de Gelder

Aert de Gelder

Portrait of a young man behind a balustrade, possibly a self-portrait of the artist

Portrait of a young man behind a balustrade, possibly a self-portrait of the artist

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

拍品已售

927,500

USD

Aert de Gelder

Dordrecht 1645 - 1727

Portrait of a young man behind a balustrade, possibly a self-portrait of the artist


oil on canvas

26 ⅜ by 21 ¼ in.; 67 by 54 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 on canvas seems to be unlined. Remnants of an adhesive from an old lining are apparent on the reverse.


Although the retouches are slightly broad, they are effective. The condition is very good in the lighter colors of the arm, hand, face, and hair, showing no retouches of any note. There are retouches to frame abrasion around the edges. Some of the glazes in the turban have been strengthened with retouches. Retouches have been added across the top of the forehead and around and to the eye on the left. The background does not show any retouches except directly above the turban, and a line of retouches above the hand in the lower left running into the crook of his right elbow that corresponds to a scratch or possibly a break in the canvas.


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.

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Possibly François Ignace de Dufresne, Conseiller en Bavière;
Possibly his deceased sale, Amsterdam, De Winter, Cok, Yver, 22 August 1770, lot 271;
A. Krantz, Aachen, since at least since 1969;
Private collection, Germany, 1978;
By whom sold, Cologne, Van Ham Kunstauktionen, 24 October 2019, lot 1019;
There acquired by the present owner. 
Possibly K. Lilienfeld, Arent de Gelder: Sein Leben und seine Kunst, The Hague 1914, p. 212, cat. no. 210;
D.R. van Fossen, The paintings of Aert de Gelder, diss. Harvard University, Cambridge (MA) 1969, pp. 86ff, 235, cat. no. 19, reproduced;
A. Blankert, ‘Rembrandt, Zeuxis and Ideal Beauty’, in: J. Bruyn (red.), Album amicorum J.G. van Gelder, The Hague 1973, pp. 32-39, p. 38, note 18;
W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, 6 vols., Landau/Pfalz 1983-1994, 2 (1983), p. 1179, under cat. no. 813; 6 (1994), pp. 3713, 3891, no. 2297, reproduced;
W. von Moltke, Arent de Gelder: Dordrecht 1645 - 1727, Doornspijk 1994, p. 102, cat. no. 89, reproduced, plate 89, p. 104, under cat. no. 94;
J. Loughman, ‘Arent de Gelder en de kunstwereld in Dordrecht’, in: P. Schoon et al., Arent de Gelder (1645-1727) : Rembrandts laatste leerling, exh. cat. Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 1998-1999, pp. 36-49, pp. 46-47, note 74;
E. Mai, in: Dordrecht/Cologne 1998-1999, p. 226, under cat. no. 44, fig. 1.