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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 145

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a painted oval

    Estimate

    Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a painted oval
    signed 'N.MAES.' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    11 1/8 x 8 7/8 in. (28.2 x 22.6 cm.)


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    This fully-signed, rare early work by Nicolas Maes reveals the strong influence of Rembrandt, whose studio Maes entered c. 1648.

    Provenance

    Peter Norton, 1896 (according to an inscription on the reverse).
    with Newhouse Galleries, New York.
    Acquired by the grandmother of the present owner, and by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    This Lot is Withdrawn.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1888 (according to a label on the reverse).