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School of Haarlem, circa 1615

Portrait of a young man holding his gloves and wearing a tall hat, his arm akimbo

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 USD

School of Haarlem, circa 1615

School of Haarlem, circa 1615

Portrait of a young man holding his gloves and wearing a tall hat, his arm akimbo

Portrait of a young man holding his gloves and wearing a tall hat, his arm akimbo

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 USD

Lot sold:

390,600

USD

School of Haarlem, circa 1615

Portrait of a young man holding his gloves and wearing a tall hat, his arm akimbo


oil on panel, an oval

10 by 7 ½ in.; 25.4 by 19 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 is painted on a small oak panel with no reinforcements on the reverse. The panel shows no cracks or instability. The painting is probably slightly dirty, but looks well nonetheless. The vertical wood grain has become slightly more noticeable in the darker colors in the hat and in the background to the right, and there may be a few retouches addressing some of this texture. The work could be further cleaned, but it can 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.

Please note that this painting is offered framed.

Ludwig Knaus (d. 1910), Berlin, before 1910 (as Frans Hals);

His estate sale, Berlin, Lepke, 30 October 1917, lot 11;

Camillo Castiglione, Vienna;

By whom sold, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Co., 17 November 1925, lot 63 (as Frans Hals, for NGL. 25,000); 

With K.W. Bachstitz, The Hague, by 1926 (as Frans Hals; Stock no. Ru. 1207);

Fritz Thyssen, Berlin, by 1926 and confiscated from him by the National Socialist Authorities 1939;

In storage with the Folkwang Museum Essen from February 1940 (recovered from Warstein);

Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point, after 1945;

Restituted to the Thyssen family by the British administration after May 1949 and thence by descent to Federico Augusto Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö;

From whom acquired.

E.W. Moes, Frans Hals, sa vie et son oeuvre. Translated by J. de Bosschere. Brussels 1909, no. 167 (as Frans Hals);

C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, vol. III, Frans Hals. Esslingen/Paris 1909, no. 260 (as very early Frans Hals, c. 1610-12, notes that at Berlin exhibition in 1890 several connoisseurs called it Thomas de Keyser);

W. Bode and M.J. Binder, Frans Hals, sein Leben und seine Werke, Berlin 1914, no. 87;

W.R. Valentiner, Frans Hals...Klassiker der Kunst vol. XXVIII, 2nd rev. ed. Stuttgart/Berlin/Leipzig 1923, no. 7 (c. 1615, neither Thomas de Keyser nor Willem Buytewech but Hals);

M.J. Friedländer, in: Kunst und Künstler 24 (1926), p. 170 (as Hals or Buytewech);

G. Poensgen, "Beiträge zur Kunst des Willem Buytewech," in Jahrbuch der Preussischen Kunstsammlungen vol. XLVII (1926), pp. 96-97 (as Buytewech, c. 1615);

T. Borenius, Haus ThyssenDie Sammlung, Berlin 1926, no. 26, reproduced (as Frans Hals);

J.S. Kunstreich, Der 'Geistreiche Willem': Studien zu Willem Buytewech, Kiel 1959, p. 31, no. XVIII (doubts attribution to Buytewech);

E. Haverkamp-Begemann, Willem Buytewech, Amsterdam 1959, p. 76, no. 13 (as possibly by Buytewech);

S. Slive, Frans Hals, London 1974, vol. 3, p. 142, no. D37, reproduced fig. 158 (as probably Buytewech);

C. Grimm, Frans Hals. The Complete Work, forthcoming (as probably Buytewech).

Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Restaurierte Kunstwerke in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, April - June 1890, no. 78 (as Frans Hals).