• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 226

    Circle of Hendrik de Clerck (Brussels before 1570-1630)

    The Adoration of the Shepherds

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Hendrik de Clerck (Brussels before 1570-1630)
    The Adoration of the Shepherds
    oil on panel
    45 x 67.2 cm.


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    The wealthy businessman Eduard Arnhold and his wife Johanna were among Germanys most important collectors and patrons of art, of both old and modern masters like Degas, Monet and Liebermann. In 1911 Arnhold founded the German Academy in Villa Massimo in Rome, for the winners of the 'Prix de Rome'. His successor, Herbert Gericke - the husband of Arnhold's granddaughter - was director of the academy from 1927 to 1938.

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    Provenance

    Probably Mr. Eduard Arnhold, by whom gifted to Mr. Herbert Gericke, thence by descent to his daughter who donated the painting to the present owner.