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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 270

    Jan van Bijlert Utrecht 1603-1671

    A shepherd cutting a reed flute

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jan van Bijlert Utrecht 1603-1671
    A shepherd cutting a reed flute
    signed 'J. Bÿlert f.' (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    29¼ x 24¼ in. 74.3 x 61.6 cm.


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    Provenance

    E. Schaar; Lempertz, Cologne, 24 November 1955, lot 406.
    with Alfred Brod Gallery, London, by whom gifted to
    The Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1958.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART


    Literature

    C.G. Coley, 'Three Dutch Allegorical Paintings', Bulletin Art Association of Indianapolis, Herron Museum of Art, XLVII, no. 2, June 1962, pp. 10-11.
    G.J. Hoogewerf, 'Jan van Bijlert, schilder van Utrecht (1598-1671)', Oud Holland, 80, 1965, no. 71.
    Catalogue of European Paintings, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1970, pp. 77-78.
    B. Nicolson, The International Caravaggesque Movement, Oxford, 1979, p. 28.
    A. McNeill Kettering, The Dutch Arcadia: Pastoral Art and its Audience in the Dutch Golden Age, Totowa, 1983, p. 35, fig. 8.
    P.C. Sutton, A Guide to Dutch Art in America, Grand Rapids, 1986, p. 332.
    B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Oxford, 1989, p. 71, fig. 1337.


    Exhibited

    London, Alfred Brod Gallery, Paintings by old masters exhibited at the gallery of Alfred Brod, 1956, no. 7.