• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 2840

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    13 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 83

    Circle of Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt (Delft 1567-1641)

    Portrait of Hugo de Groot, bust-length, in a black cloak with a white ruff

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt (Delft 1567-1641)
    Portrait of Hugo de Groot, bust-length, in a black cloak with a white ruff
    inscribed 'HUGO GROTIUS' (upper left)
    oil on panel
    70 x 55.8 cm.


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    Provenance

    In the collection of the present family since at least 1925.


    Literature

    E.A. van Beresteyn, Iconographie van Hugo Grotius, The Hague, 1929, pp. 54-5, no. 32, as 'M.J. Mierevelt'.


    Exhibited

    National Gallery of Art, as 'Mierevelt' (according to a label on the frame).