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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639-1684 The Hague)

    Portrait of a lady, seated three-quarter-length, in a gold dress and blue wrap with gold embroidery, a wooded landscape beyond

    Price Realised  

    Caspar Netscher (Heidelberg 1639-1684 The Hague)
    Portrait of a lady, seated three-quarter-length, in a gold dress and blue wrap with gold embroidery, a wooded landscape beyond
    signed and dated 'C. Netscher. 1674' (centre right, on the stone ledge)
    oil on canvas
    19 x 15¾ in. (48.3 x 40 cm.)


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    Caspar Netscher initially trained in Deventer under Terborch, painting genre scenes and some religious and mythological subjects. He settled in the Hague around 1661, and by 1670 turned to portraiture almost exclusively, retaining the same attention to detail found in his genre paintings. Netscher established an excellent reputation, receiving an invitation to paint in the court of Charles II, although it is unknown whether he accepted.

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    Provenance

    with Galerie Ratton-Ladriére, Paris.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 23 May 1997, lot 4, where purchased by Edward T. Wilson, Fund for Fine Arts, Chevy Chase, Maryland, by whom given to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art;
    The Los Angeles Country Museum of Art; Christie's, New York, 25 May 2005, lot 270.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 2, 21-22, 56, 58, 60, 147, 149 AND 151)


    Literature

    Majorie E. Wieseman, Caspar Netscher and Late Seventeenth-century Dutch painting, Ghent, 2002, p. 263, no. 134.