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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a red mantle, beside a column; and Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a golden dress with a blue mantle, and pearls, in a landscape

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    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a red mantle, beside a column; and Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a golden dress with a blue mantle, and pearls, in a landscape
    the former signed 'MAES.' (lower left); the latter signed and dated 'MAES. 1678.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    19 x 14½ in. (48.3 x 36.9 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Provenance

    Grand Duke of Mecklenburg; Rudolph, Hamburg, 21-22 April 1952, lots 797 and 798.
    Rudolph, Hamburg, 30-31 October 1952, lots 354 and 355.
    Magdalene Abbers, Bremen.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 24 April 1981, lot 107.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 30 October 1981, lot 34.


    Literature

    K. Krempel, Studien zu den datierten Gemälden des Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), Petersberg, 2000, p. 324, nos. A207 and A207a, figs. 294 and 295 (location unknown).