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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 159

    Harmen Serin (Ghent 1678-1765 The Hague)

    Portrait of Jan de la Bassecourt (1696-1753), half-length, in a gold brocaded waistcoat and blue coat, standing near a table with a book

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    Harmen Serin (Ghent 1678-1765 The Hague)
    Portrait of Jan de la Bassecourt (1696-1753), half-length, in a gold brocaded waistcoat and blue coat, standing near a table with a book
    oil on canvas
    86.4 x 66.5 cm.
    with the coat-of-arms of the sitter (upper left) with inscription on reverse 'Carel de la Bassecourt. H. Serin fecit in 1749.'


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    Jan de la Bassecourt was said to be the Dutch financial genius of his time. He started his career as a lawyer of the West-Indian Company and later became Pensionary of Amsterdam and even Thesaurier-General of the States-General which is in today's terms comparable to the post of Minister of Finance.

    The artist Harmen Serin was born in Ghent but was mostly active as a portrait painter in The Hague. He is said to have been a pupil of Erasmus Quellinus II.

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    Provenance

    Caan van Neck family, Cromvliet estate, Rijswijk.