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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a lace cravat and embroidered jacket with the Order of the Saint-Esprit

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a lace cravat and embroidered jacket with the Order of the Saint-Esprit
    oil on canvas, oval
    28¾ x 23¾ in. (73 x 60.4 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Francesco Petrucci for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs, and for noting that the portrait could be a rare product of Voet's French period, 1684-9.

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    Provenance

    Friedrich Viktor von Friedländer-Fuld (1858-1917), Berlin, by 1909, and by inheritance to
    Milly Antonie von Friedländer-Fuld (1866-1943), as a 'Portrait of Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, called the maréchal de Soubise (1715-1787)' by 'Hyacinthe Rigaud', by whom moved to Amsterdam in 1939, and from whom confiscated in 1941 by
    The Sammelverwaltung Feindlicher Hausgeräte, The Hague; sale, Van Marle & Bignell, The Hague, 27 January 1942, lot 64, as 'H. Rigaud', purchased for NLG 3,800 by F.P. van Wieringen, by whom sold to the following
    with H.A.J. Stenger, The Hague, as 'Hyacinthe Rigaud', by whom sold to
    J.C. Blaupot ten Cate, by whom sold to the following
    with Katz, Dieren.
    with C.F.E. Schmidt, Berlin, when acquired in 14 August 1944 for the planned Führermuseum, Linz.
    Transferred at the end of the Second World War to the Sichting Nederlands Kunstbezirk (SNK), as 'Jacob Ferdinand Voet'.
    Restituted to the heirs of M.A. von Friedländer-Fuld, 2004.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Duplikat. Schätzung von Gegenständen mit besonderem Kunst- und kunstgewerblichen Wert als Anlage zu den Umzugakten auf Veranlassung der Devisenstelle - Berlin im Hause der Frau von Friedländer-Fuld, Berlin, Pariserplatz 5, June-July 1939, p. 15. The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), archives of the administrator of the Sammelverwaltung feindlicher Hausgeräte and the Geschäftsstelle für Verwaltung feindlicher Warenlager, access no. 282, inventory no. 238, as a 'Herrnporträt, Prinz de Rohan' by 'Hyacinthe Rigaud', valued at RM 8,000.


    Exhibited

    Berlin, Königlichen Kunstakademie, Bildnisse des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, March-April 1909, no. 115.
    The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Zomertentoonstelling van Oude en Moderne Kunst, August 1942, no. 21, as 'Hyacinthe Rigaud'.