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    Sale 2802

    Old Master Pictures

    10 November 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 86

    Attributed to Adriaen van der Werff (Rotterdam 1659-1722)

    Christ and the Samaritan woman

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    Attributed to Adriaen van der Werff (Rotterdam 1659-1722)
    Christ and the Samaritan woman
    signed 'A. v.d. Werff' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    32.4 x 42.2 cm.

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    The present composition is very similar to the painting by Adriaen van der Werff in the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hanover.

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    C. Wittert van Valkenburg; A. Willis, Rotterdam, 11 April 1731, no. 17 (Dfl. 990).
    G. Bicker van Zwieten; sale, The Hague, 12 April 1741, lot 78 (Dfl. 66? to De Waart).
    J. de Roore, by 1754, when purchased (Dfl. 768) by
    W. Lormier, The Hague; Francken, The Hague, 4 July 1763, lot 338 (Dfl. 1,100 to Fauquet).
    J.P.B. Le Brun, Paris, by 1776; Chariot, Paris, 19 January 1778, lot 69 (FFR. 1300).
    Sir James Lowther, Lowther Castle, and by descent.
    Earl of Lonsdale, Lowther Castle; Christie's, London, July 1937, lot 31 (£75,12 to De Geus van den Heuvel).
    On loan to the Gemeente Museum, Arnhem, 1960-1, no. 78.
    G. de Geus van den Heuvel; Sotheby Mak van Waay, 26 April 1976, lot 80.


    G. Hoet, Catalogus of naamlyst van Schilderyen met derzelver pryzen, The Hague, 1752, II, p.17, no. 75, as Van der Werff.
    P. Terwesten, Catalogus of Naamlyst van Schilderyen met derzelfde prysen zedert den 22. Augusti 1752 tot den 21. November 1768, The Hague, 1770, III, p. 336, no. 338, as Van der Werff.
    C. Blanc, Le trésor de la curiosité, Paris, 1857, I, p. 404, as Van der Werff.
    C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke, etc., Stuttgart and Paris, 1928, X, p. 251, no. 57, as Van der Werff.
    B. Gaehtgens, Adriaen van der Werff 1659-1722, Munich, 1987, p. 299, ad no. 60 (as workshop copy, possibly with interference by the master).