• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 52

    Circle of Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (Harlingen 1608-1651 Amsterdam)

    A 'tronie' of a young man in ecclesiastical dress

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (Harlingen 1608-1651 Amsterdam)
    A 'tronie' of a young man in ecclesiastical dress
    oil on panel
    60.3 x 49.5 cm.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The compostion follows a 'tronie' by Jacob Backer in a private collection (see W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, Landau, 1983, I, p. 196, no. 20, illustrated).

    Special Notice

    Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.