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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 120

    Attributed to Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (Zwammerdam? after 1622-after 1669 Leiden)

    A doctor feeling a woman's pulse

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Quiringh Gerritsz. van Brekelenkam (Zwammerdam? after 1622-after 1669 Leiden)
    A doctor feeling a woman's pulse
    oil on panel
    36.5 x 30.1 cm.


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    Another version of this compisition of circa 1665 is in the Louvre, Paris (see A. Lasius, op. cit.).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Van der Schley, Amsterdam, 16 April 1800, lot 16 (Dfl. 26 to Van der Venne).
    Anonymous sale; Van Blijenburgh, Rotterdam, 5 July 1813, lot 29(?).
    with J. Goudstikker, Amsterdam, sold by 1940.
    Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 10 December 1974.


    Literature

    A. Lasius, Quiringh van Brekelenkam, Doornspijk, 1992, p. 141, under no. 209, as copy.
    H.-J. Raupp, Genre, Münster, 1996, II, pp. 70-3, no. 15, illustrated, as Brekelenkam.
    M.J. Bok, e.a., Thuis in de Gouden Eeuw, Zwolle, 2008, p. 124, no. 135.


    Exhibited

    Liesborn, Museum Abtei, Genrebilder, 22 September 1996-2 March 1997.
    Paderborn, Städtische Galerie in der Reithalle Schloss Neuhaus, Genre- Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, 16 January-22 March 1998.
    Mönchengladbach, Museum Schloss Rheydt; Oelde, Rathaus; Dessau, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie; and Gera, Otto Dix-Haus, Von Kavalieren, Dirnen und Quacksalbern, 19 April 1998-11 January 2004.