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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 142

    Circle of Pieter Pietersz. (Antwerp 1540-1603 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a fur-lined black costume and a 'molensteenkraag' and white headdress

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Pieter Pietersz. (Antwerp 1540-1603 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a fur-lined black costume and a 'molensteenkraag' and white headdress
    oil on panel
    77.6 x 58.6 cm.


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    The composition of this lot is very similar to that of Pieter Pietersz.'s portrait of Dirckje Tijmansdr. van der Graft in a private collection, Doorn. The modelling of the face, however, is softer and more subtle in the present portrait and recalls that of the anonymous sitter, on panel, formerly attributed to Cornelis Ketel by C. Hofstede de Groot in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen.

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    Provenance

    H.W. Sabin, Hove; Christie's, London, 10 July 1939, lot 128, as W. Valckert (£ 10.10.0 to Moore).