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    Sale 2795

    Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 4

    Follower of Frans Hals

    Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Willem Warmondt (1583-1649), bust-length, in a black costume with a white collar, holding a pen in his right hand

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    Follower of Frans Hals
    Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Willem Warmondt (1583-1649), bust-length, in a black costume with a white collar, holding a pen in his right hand
    inscribed 'AETAT SVAE 30' (centre right)
    oil on panel, oval
    43.6 x 36 cm.


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    The present composition is based on Frans Hals' portrait of Willem Warmondt (Amsterdam 1583-1649 Haarlem) in the right foreground in Banquet of the officers of the St. Hadrian civic guard company, Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem (see S. Slive, op. cit., no. 45). Warmondt was owner of the brewery 't Gecroonde Ancker and for some time mayor of Haarlem.

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    Provenance

    F. Lippmann, Berlin.
    with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1919.
    Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.
    Recovered by the Allies, 1945.
    in the custody of the Dutch Government.
    Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker.


    Literature

    W.R. Valentiner, 'Frans Hals, des Meisters Gemälde', in Klassiker der Kunst, Stuttgart/Berlin, 1921, p. 80, illustrated, p. 311 as Frans Hals.
    W.R. Valentiner, 'Frans Hals, des Meisters Gemälde', in Klassiker der Kunst, Stuttgart/Berlin, 1923, p. 83, illustrated, p. 312 as Frans Hals.
    F. Dülberg, Life and work of Frans Hals, Stuttgart, 1930, pp. 100-1.
    M.M. van Dantzig, Frans Hals. Echt of onecht, Amsterdam Paris, 1937, pp. 88-9, no. 71, as 17th century anonymous.
    C. Grimm, L'Opera completa di Frans Hals, Milan, 1974, pp. 110-1, no. 220, as formerly attributed to Frans Hals.
    S. Slive, Frans Hals, New York/London, 1970-4, III, p. 144, no. D 43, under doubtful and wrongly attributed works.
    C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in The Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London, 1980, p. 158, as a copy.
    Old Master Paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague, 1992, p. 129, no. 1041, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    The Hague, Schilderkundig Genootschap Pulchri Studio, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, November 1919, no. 50, illustrated, as Frans Hals.
    Amsterdam, Maatschappij voor Beeldende Kunst, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 14 December 1919-4 January 1920, no. 28, illustrated, as Frans Hals.
    Copenhaguen, Staaten's Museum for Konst, Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, January-February 1920, no. 24, illustrated, as Frans Hals.
    Christiania [Oslo], Utstillet Christiania Kunstforening, Katalog over Goudstikkers Samling Amsterdam, April 1920, no. 24, illustrated, as Frans Hals.
    St. Louis, City Art Museum, November 1922, no. 45
    Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, January 1923, no. 27
    New York, The Anderson Galleries, March 1923, no. 48.
    Rotterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 20 December 1924-11 January 1925, no. 30, as Frans Hals.
    Utrecht, Centraal Museum, December 1925-January 1926, no. 10.
    The Hague, Schilderkundig Genootschap Pulchri Studio, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 13 March-4 April 1926, no. 66, illustrated, as Frans Hals.
    Rotterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 10-25 April 1926, no. 43, as Frans Hals. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Tentoonstelling van oude Kunst, 1929, no. 61, as Frans Hals.
    Rotterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Catalogus der Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen en Antiquiteiten geexposeerd door den Kunsthandel J. Goudstikker N.V., Amsterdam, 17 December 1936-10 January 1937, no. 26, illustrated, as Frans Hals.
    Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, Tentoonstelling van oude kunst in het Frans Halsmuseum, 4-26 April 1936, p. 17, no. 17, as Frans Hals.
    Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum, Frans Hals tentoonstelling ter gelegenheid van het 75-jarig bestaan van het Gemeentelijk Museum Haarlem, 30 June 1937, no. 38, fig. 38, as Frans Hals.