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Gonzales Coques

Portrait of a young woman with a dog

Lot Closed

July 4, 10:02 AM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details


Gonzales Coques

Antwerp 1614/18–1684

Portrait of a young woman with a dog

oil on copper

unframed: 22.5 x 16.8 cm.; 8⅞ x 6⅝ in.

framed: 33.4 x 28.2 cm.; 13⅛ x 11⅛ in.

Please note that the provenance for this lot has been amended.

Anonymous sale, Corbas, Hôtel des Ventes l'Annexe, 25 November 2023, lot 8 (as attributed to Gonzales Coques);

Where acquired by the present owner.

A highly comparable dog, adopting similar poses, appears in portraits by Gonzales Coques in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City,1 the Wallace Collection, London,2 in a picture previously with Johnny van Haeften, London,3 and in a work in the Royal Collection, London.4 The Royal Collection picture is signed and dated 1664, while Marion Lisken-Pruss has dated the other pictures to c. 1657, c. 1662/63, and c. 1663, respectively.5 It is therefore possible to suggest that the present work dates to a similar period.

1 Object no. 32–18; oil on panel, 58.42 x 81.28 cm.; https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/24797/family-portrait-in-a-landscape.

2 Inv. no. P162; oil on copper, 48.7 x 61.2 cm.; https://wallacelive.wallacecollection.org/eMP/eMuseumPlus?service=direct/1/ResultListView/result.t1.collection_list.$TspTitleImageLink.link&sp=10&sp=Scollection&sp=SfieldValue&sp=0&sp=0&sp=2&sp=SdetailList&sp=0&sp=Sdetail&sp=0&sp=F&sp=T&sp=1.

3 M. Lisken-Pruss, Gonzales Coques (1614–1684): Der kleine Van Dyck, Turnhout 2013, pp. 249–50, 429, no. 41, reproduced in colour on p. 372.

4 Inv. no. RCIN 405339; oil on copper, 56.5 x 73.8 cm.; https://www.rct.uk/collection/405339/the-family-of-jan-baptista-anthoine.

5 Lisken-Pruss 2013, p. 242, no. 29; p. 248, no. 39; pp. 249–50, no. 41.