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

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 136. Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a brown fur-trimmed coat, with a large white ruff and black skull cap, holding a handkerchief.

Property from Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Cumbria

Attributed to Frans Hals

Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a brown fur-trimmed coat, with a large white ruff and black skull cap, holding a handkerchief

Lot Closed

December 9, 02:43 PM GMT

Estimate

80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Cumbria

Attributed to Frans Hals

Antwerp 1582/83 - 1666 Haarlem

Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a brown fur-trimmed coat, with a large white ruff and black skull cap, holding a handkerchief


dated and inscribed centre right: ÆTAT 73 / 1650

oil on canvas

unframed: 84.4 x 65.9 cm.; 33¼ x 26 in.

framed: 98.6 x 79.6 cm.; 38 7/8 x 31 3/8 in.

This painting is displayed in a loan frame from Arnold Wiggins & Sons. If you wish to purchase the frame please contact a member of the Old Masters department.
Probably Marquess of Cholmondeley, Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire;
Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney, Bt (1834–1909), Llanelli, South Wales, acquired in circa 1900;
By descent to his grandson, Sir Algar Stafford-Howard, Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, by 1958;
Thence by descent at Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Cumbria.

S. Slive, Frans Hals, 1970, pp. 94–95, 182 and 184, no. 180, reproduced fig. 282 (as Hals);

C. Grimm, 'Frans Hals und seine Schule', in Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, 1971, pp. 146–78, no. 28 (as Frans Hals the Younger);

C. Grimm and E.C. Montagni, L'Opera Completa di Frans Hals, 1974, p. 114, no. 272, reproduced (listed under other works attributed to Hals);

S. Slive, Frans Hals, 2nd edition, London 2014, p. 303 (as said to be dated 1650).