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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 157

    Circle of Thomas de Keyser (Amsterdam 1596-1667)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a black costume and hat, seated at a table, holding a letter in his right hand

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    Circle of Thomas de Keyser (Amsterdam 1596-1667)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a black costume and hat, seated at a table, holding a letter in his right hand
    oil on panel
    34.3 x 26.3 cm.


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    Provenance

    J. Monchen, Amsterdam; F. Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 30 April 1907, lot 112.
    Baron Raoul de Kuffner, Zurich, 1938.


    Literature

    R. Oldenbourg, Thomas de Keysers Tätigkeit als Maler, Leipzig, 1911, no. 17, as Thomas de Keyser.
    A. Jensen Adams, The Paintings of Thomas de Keyser (1596/97-1667) : a study of portraiture in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, Ann Arbor, 1988, II, p. 258, no. R42, as rejected work.