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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 590

    Attributed to Charles Howard Hodges (Portsmouth 1764-1837 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of Rogier Gerard van Polanen, half-length, in a black costume with a white jabot

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    Attributed to Charles Howard Hodges (Portsmouth 1764-1837 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of Rogier Gerard van Polanen, half-length, in a black costume with a white jabot
    inscribed with a coat-of-arms (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    78.4 x 62.2 cm.


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    The sitter (Rotterdam 1757-1833 Boston) studied law at the University of Leyden, and, as a member of a patrician family, went to the East Indies, where he became President of the Magistrature under Governor Wiese. When Wiese was replaced by Daendels, with whom he had a lesser good understanding, Van Polanen returned to the Netherlands where he published his views about the political situation the colony in 1816. His rehabilitation came in 1829, when he was appointed member of the Advisory Board for East India. By that time, he had settled in North America, where he died in 1833 (see A.J. van der Aa, Biografisch Woordenboek der Nederlanden, IX, 1872, pp.116-117).

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    Provenance

    Commissioned by the family of the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    S.W.I.M., 'Een Portret van Mr R. G. van Polanen', in: De Kroniek, 1917, p. 342, illustrated, as attributed to Hodges or his circle.
    A.C.A.W. van der Feltz, Charles Howard Hodges 1764-1837, Assen, 1982, p. 237, no. 431, as Hodges.