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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 28

    German School, 1626

    Portrait of a gentleman, aged 69, three-quarter length, in a black embroidered costume with a 'molensteenkraag', standing before a curtain with his right hand on a book; and Portrait of a lady, aged 50, three-quarter length, in a black embroidered dress with a 'molensteenkraag', standing before a curtain, holding a bible

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    German School, 1626
    Portrait of a gentleman, aged 69, three-quarter length, in a black embroidered costume with a 'molensteenkraag', standing before a curtain with his right hand on a book; and Portrait of a lady, aged 50, three-quarter length, in a black embroidered dress with a 'molensteenkraag', standing before a curtain, holding a bible
    inscribed with the sitters' ages, dated and signed with initials: the first 'AETAT · 69 / A° · 1626 · / M:M' (AE linked, centre right); and the second 'AETAT · 50 / A° 1626 / M·M' (AE linked, centre left); and with the coats-of-arms of both sitters on each portrait
    oil on canvas
    the first 118.7 x 84 cm.; and the second 109.5 x 81 cm.
    (2)a pair


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    The artist bearing the initials MM is not known, but must have been a meritorious portraitist in the 1620s. Neither can the sitters be identified, nor by their coats-of-arms, or by the unusual, richly manufactured table cloth.