• Old Master and 19th Century Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 2829

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    13 October 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 46

    Joint Workshop of Hendrick Terbrugghen (Deventer 1588-1629 Utrecht) and Dirck van Baburen (Utrecht c. 1594/5-1624)

    A boy holding a flute and jug

    Price Realised  

    Joint Workshop of Hendrick Terbrugghen (Deventer 1588-1629 Utrecht) and Dirck van Baburen (Utrecht c. 1594/5-1624)
    A boy holding a flute and jug
    oil on canvas
    76 x 63.2 cm.


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    Both Benedict Nicolson and Leonard Slatkes support the assumption that Terbrugghen and Van Baburen shared a studio between 1622 and 1624 and that the present lot was executed in this workshop, by a pupil who looked carefully at the oeuvre of both masters (see op. cit., 2007, p. 235). Nicolson assembled this painting together with a handful of other works under the name 'Master B' and believes this figure to be one of the stock characters used by the studio.

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    Provenance

    Probably anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 26 July 1935, lot 157, as 'Ter Brugghen: Toper Holding a Jug'.
    H.F. Collings; Christie's, London, 5 November 1948, lot 157, as 'Terbrugghen' (to Arcade Gallery £44.4.0).
    Sven Boström, Stockholm, 1958-1967.
    Anonymous sale; Stockholm, Bukowski, 15-8 April 1959, lot 219, as 'ter Brugghen'.
    Anonymous sale; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 21 November 1967, lot 475, as 'Dirck van Baburen'.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 1 November 1968, lot 58, as 'Terbrugghen'.


    Literature

    H. Wentzel, 'Unbekannte Werke von Terbrugghen in Dänemark und Schweden', Die Kunst und das schöne Heim, Munich, 1954, IV, pp. 123-4, illustrated, p.122, as 'H. Terbrugghen' and as indistinctly signed.
    B. Nicolson, Hendrick Terbrugghen, London, 1958, p. 128, E115, plate 106a, as 'follower of Terbrugghen'.
    L.J. Slatkes, Dirck van Baburen (c. 1595-1624): A Dutch painter in Utrecht and Rome, Utrecht, 1962, pp. 96-8.
    L.J. Slatkes, Dirck van Baburen (c. 1595-1624): A Dutch painter in Utrecht and Rome, Utrecht, 1965, pp. 151-2, D11, no. 48, as 'Follower of Dirck van Baburen'.
    B. Nicolson, The international Caravaggesque movement: list of pictures by Caravaggio and his followers throughout Europe from 1590 to 1650, Oxford, 1979, p. 35, as 'Master B'.
    B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Florence, 1990, 1, p. 84; 3, fig. 1079, as 'Master B'.
    Exhibition catalogue, Rembrandt and his age: focus on man, Stockholm, Nationalmuseum 1992, p. 126, note 1.
    L.J. Slatkes, W. Franits, The paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1588-1629: Catalogue Raisonné, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 234-5, no. 17 as 'Joint workshop of Hendrick ter Brugghen and Dirck van Baburen'.