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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 281

    Douwe Juwes de Dowe (Leeuwarden 1608-before 1663)

    Portrait of Barthold van Douma, half-length, in a gold embroidered green costume with a white collar and chemise; and Portrait of Doetje van Crack, half-length, in a gold embroidered green dress with a white collar

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    Douwe Juwes de Dowe (Leeuwarden 1608-before 1663)
    Portrait of Barthold van Douma, half-length, in a gold embroidered green costume with a white collar and chemise; and Portrait of Doetje van Crack, half-length, in a gold embroidered green dress with a white collar
    oil on panel
    72.8 x 60.6 cm.
    a pair (2)


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    Barthold van Douma (1649-1678) was a member of the Staten van Friesland from 1659 to 1675. With his wife Doetje van Crack, he lived on Gerbada-state in Hallum. Barthold was also pictured on horseback by De Dowe. Not many pictures by this painter are known. He is concidered a follower of Wybrand de Geest and only portraits have come down to us.

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    Provenance

    Martena-State, Kornjum.
    C.J. de Bordes, Velp, 1877.
    Van Eeghen-de Bordes, Domburg.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note both portraits are signed; the male indistinctly inscribed signed and dated 'Aet.. D J .. 16..' (lower right); the female indistinctly signed 'D J ..' (lower left)


    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of a dutch nobleman
    (lots 274-284)


    Literature

    E.W. Moes, Iconographia Batava, Amsterdam, 1897, pp. 207 and 245, nos. 1795 and 2112.
    U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler, Leipzig, 1913, XIX, p. 525.
    A. Wassenbergh, De Portretkunst in Friesland in de 17e Eeuw, Lochem, 1967, p. 47, ill. p. 129, no. 130 (portrait of Doetje Crack only).


    Exhibited

    Leeuwarden, Royal Palace, Historische tentoonstelling van Friesland, 1877.