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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 80

    Gerard ter Borch II (Zwolle 1617-1681 Deventer) and Studio

    Portrait of Peter Craeyvanger (bapt. 31 July 1650-after 1670), three-quarter-length, in a grey costume with a white collar, standing next to a red draped table, his left hand resting on a black hat, his right arm wrapped around his mantle, in a painted oval;
    Portrait of Gerrit Craeyvanger (4 December 1651-1674), three-quarter-length, in a grey costume with a white collar, standing and pointing with his right hand at a birdcage on a table, a stick in his left hand, in a painted oval;
    Portrait of Lijsbeth Craeyvanger (bapt. 20 January 1653-?), three-quarter-length, in a silver coloured dress, pearls with red bows in her hair, standing at a green draped table with pink roses, holding her apron with her right hand, in a painted oval;
    Portrait of Naleke Craeyvanger (bapt. 4 April 1655-1676), three-quarter-length, in a green and gold embroidered dress with a layered collar, pearls with red bows in her hair, standing at a draped table with flowers, with both hands holding her flower filled apron, in a painted oval

    Price Realised  

    Gerard ter Borch II (Zwolle 1617-1681 Deventer) and Studio
    Portrait of Peter Craeyvanger (bapt. 31 July 1650-after 1670), three-quarter-length, in a grey costume with a white collar, standing next to a red draped table, his left hand resting on a black hat, his right arm wrapped around his mantle, in a painted oval;
    Portrait of Gerrit Craeyvanger (4 December 1651-1674), three-quarter-length, in a grey costume with a white collar, standing and pointing with his right hand at a birdcage on a table, a stick in his left hand, in a painted oval;
    Portrait of Lijsbeth Craeyvanger (bapt. 20 January 1653-?), three-quarter-length, in a silver coloured dress, pearls with red bows in her hair, standing at a green draped table with pink roses, holding her apron with her right hand, in a painted oval;
    Portrait of Naleke Craeyvanger (bapt. 4 April 1655-1676), three-quarter-length, in a green and gold embroidered dress with a layered collar, pearls with red bows in her hair, standing at a draped table with flowers, with both hands holding her flower filled apron, in a painted oval
    oil on canvas, the two boys unlined
    the first and second 56.7 x 41.1 cm.; the third 56.8 x 40.8 cm.; the forth 56.5 x 41.4 cm.
    all annotated and dated on the reverse of the canvasses: the first 'Peter Craeyvanger 1658'; the second 'Gerrit Craeyvanger 1658'; the third 'Lijsbeth Craeyvanger 1658'; and the fourth 'Naleke Craeyvanger 1658'
    a set of four (4)


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    Provenance

    Commissioned by Willem Craeyvanger (1616-1659), Arnhem.
    Probably by descent to his second son Willem Craeyvanger (1643-1711).
    Probably by descent to his second son Gijsbert Craeyvanger.
    Probably by descent to his second son Gijsbert Craeyvanger, Utrecht.
    Probably by descent to his third son Willem Craeyvanger.
    Probably by descent to his second son Lodewijk Craeyvanger (1788-1859), Utrecht.
    Probably by descent to his eldest son Willem Craeyvanger (1820-1873), Deventer.
    By descent to his eldest daughter Louise Maria Craeyvanger (1854-1924), Naumburg a/d Saale.
    By descent to her sister Jacoba Theodora Craeyvanger (1856-1938), Naumburg a/d Saale.
    By descent to Countess Limburg-Stirum born Luden, Olst - grandchild of Marie Louise Craeyvanger who married Hendrik Lodewijk Maurits Luden in 1854 - (the first three portraits respectively inv. nos. 31, 27 and 26).
    Thence by descent to the present family members.


    Literature

    S.J. Gudlaugsson, Katalog der Gemälde Gerard ter Borchs sowie biographisches Material, The Hague, 1959-60, I, p. 113 (under no. 103), p. 146 (under no. 135), and p. 289 (under Pieter van Anraedt), as a pupil of Ter Borch and as five portraits by one single hand and the other three by another hand, and as one of the portraits signed 'GTB'.