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    Sale 2798

    Pictures, Watercolours and Drawings 'Including Indonesian Art'.

    9 - 10 September 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 27

    Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (Harlingen 1608-1653 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a lady, bust-length, in an embroidered black dress with a white 'molensteenkraag'

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (Harlingen 1608-1653 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a lady, bust-length, in an embroidered black dress with a white 'molensteenkraag'
    oil on panel
    48.4 x 37.4 cm.


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    We are grateful to Dr Peter van den Brink for confirming the attribution on the basis of a photograph (verbal communication, 14 March 2008). He will include this lot in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist. Van den Brink dates the picture to circa 1638-9, the period in which Backer also painted the Portrait of an Elderly Woman in the Walace Collection, London.

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    Provenance

    In the family of the present owners since the 1920s.