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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 177

    Pieter Nason (Amsterdam c. 1612-c. 1689 The Hague)

    Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a silver silk dress decorated with pearls, standing in a park landscape near a bush of roses

    Price Realised  

    Pieter Nason (Amsterdam c. 1612-c. 1689 The Hague)
    Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a silver silk dress decorated with pearls, standing in a park landscape near a bush of roses
    signed and dated 'P. Nason. f 1671' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    124.2 x 102.6 cm.


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    Pieter Nason was one of the leading portraitists in Holland in the mid- 17th century. His modern style reflected a synthesis of the influences of Sir Anthony van Dyck and Gerrit Honthorst, comparable to Adriaen Hanneman. Like Hanneman, he found employment among the visiting English court in exile, making at least one portrait of Charles II which was engraved several times in the 1660s; and two portraits of royalist courtiers (National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 4978 and 5235).

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    Provenance

    Private collection, Austria, probably circa 1954.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of J.E. de Visser, Hoorn (lot 177)