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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    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

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    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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    with Historical Portraits, London, when acquired by the present owner.