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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 338

    Jacob van Oost I Bruges 1603-1671

    Portrait of a boy as Saint John the Baptist

    Price Realised  

    Jacob van Oost I Bruges 1603-1671
    Portrait of a boy as Saint John the Baptist
    oil on canvas
    28¼ x 22 7/8 in. 71.8 x 58.1 cm.


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    When Dr. Jean Luc Meulemeester first published this work in his 1984 monograph on van Oost he knew of the work from documents only. Since then, Dr. Meulemeester has seen the painting first hand and confirmed the attribution (loc. cit.), dating it to the 1630s.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Jacques Vlietynck, Bruges, 10 May 1728, lot 135.
    Private collection, The Netherlands.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 27 January 2006, lot 260.


    Literature

    J.L. Meulemeester, Jacob van Oost de Oudere en het zeventiende-eeuwse Brugge, Bruges, 1984, p. 410, no. E5, under 'works not inspected'.
    J.L. Meulemeester, 'Een schilderij van Jacob van Oost de Oudere teruggevonden', Brugs Ommeland, 41, December 2001, no. 4, pp. 234-40, illustrated.