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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 38

    Attributed to Jacob Huysmans (Antwerp c.1633-c.1696 London)

    Portrait of a lady of the Osborne family, three-quarter-length, in an oyster satin dress and blue wrap, with pearl ornaments, a landscape beyond

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Jacob Huysmans (Antwerp c.1633-c.1696 London)
    Portrait of a lady of the Osborne family, three-quarter-length, in an oyster satin dress and blue wrap, with pearl ornaments, a landscape beyond
    oil on canvas
    50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
    in a 17th Century carved and gilded acorn motif frame


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    Born in Antwerp, where he was a pupil of Frans Wouters, Huysmans came to England soon after the Restoration, settling in London by 1662. According to Pepys, by August 1664 he was considered to be the chief rival of Sir Peter Lely.

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    Provenance

    Lowe & Co.; Christie's, London, 20 June 1930, lot 26 as Huysmans (46 gns. to the following);
    G. Hanmer; Christie's, London, 3 June 1932, lot 57 (14 gns. to Freeman).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 15 December 1993, lot 99 (where purchased by the present owner).