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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 59

    Hermanus van Brussel (Haarlem 1763-1815 Utrecht)

    A portrait of the artist in his studio

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Literature

    J.Q. van Regteren Altena, 'Herman van Brussel als Figuurschilder', Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, XXI, 1970, p. 309, fig. 3.