24 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 15,000
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
Attributed to Jan van der Haagen (The Hague 1676-c. 1745 Dublin)
Portrait of a brother and sister, full-length, he standing in blue coat with gold brocading and a red cloak, and she seated in a yellow dress and green cloak, a bird on her left hand, in an interior, a seascape beyond
signed and dated 'J:Ha:f: 1706/7' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (124 x 101.2 cm.)
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Jan van der Haagen was a member of a Dutch family of ship painters, known to have studied under van de Velde, who worked in England and Ireland between circa 1670 and circa 1740.
We are grateful to Michael Naxton for suggesting that the man-o-war in the background of this portrait is probably that of a triumphant admiral involved in one of the great naval victories of Queen Anne's reign, and also likely to be the sitters' father.
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