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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 131

    Bernardus Swaerdecroon (Utrecht c. 1617-1654) and Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht 1597/8-1671)

    A group portrait of the Van Kuyl family with Utrecht in the background

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Bernardus Swaerdecroon (Utrecht c. 1617-1654) and Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht 1597/8-1671)
    A group portrait of the Van Kuyl family with Utrecht in the background
    signed and dated 'B.Zwaerdecroon 1662 J bijlert fe' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    120.6 x 161.3 cm.


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    Provenance

    L. Armstrong, London.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 16 July 1958, lot 160, as B. Zwaerdecroon and Jan Hackaert.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 October 1980, lot 30.
    with Chaucer, London, 1987.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14 January 1988, lot 75.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 May 1994, lot 36.
    Anonymous sale; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 29 November 2005, lot 499.
    Anonymous sale; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 23 May 2007, lot 220.


    Literature

    G.J. Hoogewerff, 'Jan van Bijlert, schilder van Utrecht' in Oud Holland, 80, 1965, no. 125.
    J. de Meyere, Utrecht op schilderijen, Utrecht, 1988, p. 196, fig. 19.
    P. van der Brink, J. de Meyere, Het Gedroomde Land, Zwolle/Utrecht, 1993, p. 106, note 15, and p. 287, note 12.
    H.J.M. Vieveen and E.J. Wolleswinkel, 'Het familiestuk Van Kuyk door Zwaardekroon en Jan van den Bylert geschildert', in De Nederlandsche Leeuw, 113, 1996, pp. 131-8, illustrated.
    P. Huys Janssen, Jan van Bijlert, 1597/98-1671, Amsterdam, 1998, p. 176, no. 204, plate 184.