• Old Master and 19th Century Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 2829

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    13 October 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 64

    Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dordrecht 1627-1678)

    An elegant couple playing cards

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dordrecht 1627-1678)
    An elegant couple playing cards
    oil on canvas
    65.3 x 77.8 cm.


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    Professor Sumowski dates the picture to the beginning of the 1670s and compares it to other works from this period such as the 'Doctor's Visit' in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. He further states that the gentleman in the present work could be a self-portrait since it is comparable to a self-portrait in van Hoogstraten's painting De muntmeesters en waardijns van de Munt van Holland te Dordrecht in the Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht.

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    Provenance

    (Possibly) Gustav Weil, Prague, 1922.
    L.S. Timken, New York.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 5 June 1980, lot 122.
    with X. Scheidwimmer, Munich, 1988, where bought by the present owner.


    Literature

    (Possibly) Th. von Frimmel, 'Ein Gemälde von Pieter de Hooch in Prager Privatbesitz', Der Kunstwanderer, 1922-3, p. 128, as 'Pieter de Hooch'.
    (Possibly) Catalogue of the Weil collection, 1924, p. 9, as 'Pieter de Hooch'.
    W.R. Valentiner, Klassiker der Kunst: Pieter de Hooch, Stuttgart 1929, p. 283, illustrated p. 117, as 'Pieter de Hooch'.
    E. Pelinck, 'Een portretgroep van de familie Jacott- Hoppesack', De Nederlandsche Leeuw, 75, 1958, p. 308.
    P.C. Sutton, Pieter de Hooch, 1980, p. 140, no. D140, as 'in the style of Samuel van Hoogstraten'.
    W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt- Schüler, Landau Pfalz, 1983, II, p. 1294, no. 837, illustrated p. 1320.