• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 2840

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    13 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 77

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a boy, full-length, in a classial style costume, drawing a bow

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a boy, full-length, in a classial style costume, drawing a bow
    signed and dated 'NMaes 1673.' (NM linked, lower right)
    oil on canvas
    69.2 x 57.1 cm.


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    Provenance

    (Probably) Anonymous sale; London, Robinson & Fisher, 19 May 1927, lot 165, as dated 1678.
    Sir William Ewert Berry (1879-1954), 1st Viscount Camrose, Hackwood Park, Basingstroke, 1928;
    by descent to Sir John Seymour Berry (1909-1995), 2nd Viscount Camrose, by whose Executors sold; Christie's, London, 9 July 1999, lot 46.


    Literature

    F. Rutter, 'Some Pictures in the Collection of Sir William Berry, Bart.', The Connoisseur, LXXXII, no. 328, December 1928, pp. 195-203, ill. p. 199.
    L. Krempel, Nicolaes Maes, Petersberg, 2000, p. 306, no. A124, ill. no. 204, as dated 1678.


    Exhibited

    Olympia, The Daily Telegraph, Exhibition of Antiques and Works of Art, 19 July-1 August 1928, p. 99, no. Y19.
    Manchester, City Art Gallery, Dutch Old Masters, 27 March-4 May 1929, no. 33, as dated 1679.
    London, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibition of Dutch Art 1450-1900, 1929, no. 144, as dated 1679.
    London, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibition of 17th Century Art in Europe, 1938, no. 237.