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    Sale 3066

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - including Dutch Impressionism

    15 - 16 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 136

    Jan de Braij (Haarlem c. 1626-1697 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of Bartholomeus de Kies van Wissen (1614-1679), half-length, with arms akimbo, in a gold embroidered black costume, a white chemise and an elaborate lace collar

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    Jan de Braij (Haarlem c. 1626-1697 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of Bartholomeus de Kies van Wissen (1614-1679), half-length, with arms akimbo, in a gold embroidered black costume, a white chemise and an elaborate lace collar
    signed and indistinctly dated 'JBraij. 16...(?).' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    78 x 63.5 cm.
    inscribed with the sitter's coat-of-arms in the upper right corner


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    This hitherto unknown portrait by Jan de Braij has always been privately owned with descendants of the sitter. Bartholomeus de Kies van Wissen (1614-1679) was member of a widely spread Haarlem family. In 1640 he married Eva van Kessel.

    Son of the painter Salomon de Braij, Jan spent virtually his entire career in Haarlem. After training with his father, he established himself as a portrait painter in 1650, a profession he continued for the following forty years. In addition to formal portraiture, De Braij also painted scenes of his family and friends in the guise of figures from history.

    We are grateful to Jeroen Giltaij, who is currently preparing a catalogue raisonné on the artist, for confirming the attribution to Jan de Braij on the basis of photographs.

    Provenance

    Eduarda de Kies van Wissen (1624-1684) and his wife Cornelis van der Dussen (1626-?); thence by descent to the present owners.