27 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
Hermanus van Brussel (Haarlem 1763-1815 Utrecht)
A portrait of the artist in his studio
signed and dated 'HVB 1794' (center right)
oil on panel
18¾ x 16 5/8 in. (47.6 x 42.1 cm.)
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Van Regteren Altena believes that the artist is F.A. Milatz (1763-1808); however, Milatz would have been only 31 years old at the time the present portrait was painted, which may not seem compatible with the age of the sitter.
J.Q. van Regteren Altena, 'Herman van Brussel als Figuurschilder', Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, XXI, 1970, p. 309, fig. 3.
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