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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 277

    Nicolas de Largillierre Paris 1656-1746

    Portrait of Walter Krüger (1684-1735), standing half-length, in a red robe

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    Nicolas de Largillierre Paris 1656-1746
    Portrait of Walter Krüger (1684-1735), standing half-length, in a red robe
    signed and dated 'Peint par/N. De Largillierre/1709' (lower right, on the parapet)
    oil on canvas
    36½ x 29¼ in. 92.7 x 74.5 cm.


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    The sitter was the Swedish-born Walter Krüger, a high-ranking colonial official in the Compagnie des Indes Orientales. He was born in Stockholm in 1684 to Zophonias Krüger, a merchant, and his wife Amelia Harleman. Krüger also served as Governor of Batembanga (present-day Battambang, Cambodia), where he died on 12 January 1735.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Gustaf Roos, London.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 March 1927, lot 93, from where purchased by
    Crofts, London.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1968, lot 12.
    Count Günzel von der Schulenberg; Christie's, London, 28 October 1988, lot 150.


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