Old Master Paintings & Works on Paper Day Auction

Old Master Paintings & Works on Paper Day Auction

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Property from the collection formed by Dr Einar Perman (1893–1976), Stockholm

David Teniers the Younger

Moonlight farm with figures around a fire

Lot Closed

July 4, 09:23 AM GMT

Estimate

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the collection formed by Dr Einar Perman (1893–1976), Stockholm


David Teniers the Younger

Antwerp 1610–1690 Brussels

Moonlight farm with figures around a fire


oil on oak panel

unframed: 25.8 x 20.5 cm.; 10⅛ x 8⅛ in.

framed: 34 x 28.5 cm.; 13⅜ x 11¼ in.

Probably anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 15 February 1817, lot 83;

Possibly acquired by Princess Zinaida Ivanovna Yusupov (1809–1893), or her son Prince Nikolai Borisovich Yusupov (1827–1891);

Yusupov collection, St Petersburg, no. 330, by 1920 (the collection was nationalised and turned into a museum by 1920);

Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, by 1925;

Anonymous sale, Berlin, Graupe & Ball, 23–24 June 1933, lot 331;

Dr. Einar Perman (1893–1976), Stockholm;

Thence by descent.

State Museum Fund: Catalogue of artistic works, formerly the Yusupov Collection, St Petersburg 1920, p. 16, no. 330;

L. Yu. Savinskaya, Collection of paintings of the Yusupov princes, Moscow 2017, p. 853, no. 650.

Note on Provenance

Einar Perman Sr was born in Stockholm in 1893 and died there in 1976. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a surgeon and pursued a successful career in the city’s hospitals and in private practice. In 1930 a meeting with the famous Amsterdam dealers in Dutch Golden Age paintings and drawings, Piet and Nellie de Boer, triggered Perman’s interest in Dutch and Flemish art. At first he focused on paintings, but subsequently turned to collecting drawings, which was to be a lifelong passion. The majority of his collection of drawings was dispersed in a sale at Sotheby’s Amsterdam in 1975, and some of the remainder was sold more recently at Sotheby’s in New York: others, and some of his paintings, are included in this sale. Einar Perman’s personal taste is clear to see here. As his son, also Einar Perman (1931–2023) wrote, ‘he was a landscape collector, not a people collector’. While his collection included (as in this sale) still lifes and genre pictures, landscape painting and drawing was his first love, and it his hardly surprising to find among these paintings by Allaert van Everdingen of Scandinavian subjects.