Old Masters Day Sale, including portrait miniatures from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher

Old Masters Day Sale, including portrait miniatures from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher

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Property from a European Private Collection

Philips Wouwerman

A lady and cavalier halted on a path, with figures on the bank

Lot Closed

December 9, 02:41 PM GMT

Estimate

60,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a European Private Collection

Philips Wouwerman

Haarlem 1619 - 1668

A lady and cavalier halted on a path, with figures on the bank

signed with monogram lower left: PH·LS·W

oil on oak panel

unframed: 31.2 x 41.5 cm.; 12¼ x 16⅜ in.

framed: 50 x 60.2 cm.; 19⅝ x 23¾ in.

Count Heinrich von Brühl (1700–1763), Dresden, after 1739;

As part of whose collection, sold en bloc in 1768, acquired by

Catherine the Great of Russia (1729–1796), in whose collection it hung in the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, until 1796;

Thence by descent to her son Tsar Pavel I (Petrovich) (1754–1801), The State Imperial Museum, St Petersburg [during Pavel's reign the Winter Palace ceased to be the private property of the Tsar, and acquired the status of an Imperial museum];

Transferred to one of his estates, probably Gatgina Palace, situated 50 miles south-west of St Petersburg;

Thence by descent to his son Tsar Alexander I Pavlovich (1777–1825);

Thence by inheritance to his brother Tsar Nikolai I Pavlovich (1796–1855);

During whose reign it was most probably returned to the State Imperial Museum, St Petersburg, where it remained until 28 June 1929, when handed over to the Antikvariat All-Union Association;

By whom sold ('Aus einem Ausländischen Museum'), Berlin, Rudolph Lepke, 1 April 1930, lot 35;

Private collection, New York;

With Johnny van Haeften, London;

From whom acquired, in 1994, by the father of the present owner.

Count J.E. Münnich (Munich or Minikh), Catalogue des tableaux qui se trouvent dans les galeries et dans les cabinets du palais impérial de Saint-Pétersbourg, MS. Hermitage State Museum Archives, St Petersburg 1774, inv. no. 519;
F.I. Labensky, Catalogue of the paintings in the Imperial Gallery of the Hermitage, made under Pavel I's order by academician-artists Akimov, Gordejev, Ugroumov and Kozlovsky, St Petersburg 1797, State Hermitage Museum Archives, inv. no. 1494;
Inventory of paintings and ceiling decorations under the authority of the 2nd Department of the Imperial Hermitage, 1859–1929, State Hermitage Museum Archives, inv. no. 3276;
Ermitage impérial: Catalogue de la galerie des tableaux, vol. II, Les écoles Germaniques, St Petersburg 1885, p. 207, inv. no. 1014;
A. Somov, Ermitage impérial: Catalogue de la galerie des tableaux, vol. II, Écoles Néerlandaises et École Allemande, St Petersburg 1895 (and in subsequent editions of 1901 and 1902), p. 427, inv. no. 1014;
C. Hofstede de Groot, A catalogue raisonné…, vol. II, London 1908, p. 350, no. 329;
F. Thieme and U. Becker, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, vol. XXXVI, Leipzig 1947, p. 267;
B. Schumacher, Philips Wouwerman, Doornspijk 2006, vol. I, p. 320, no. A378, reproduced vol. II, pl. 348;
E. Minikh, Первый каталог картинной галереи Эрмитажа [First catalogue of the Art Gallery of the Imperial Hermitage], MS. 1773–85, M.B. Piotrovskiĭ, S.O. Androsov, E.V. Ris, and M.F. Korshunova (eds), St Petersburg 2018, vol. 1, p. 338, inv. no. 519, reproduced.