9 June 2010
Attributed to Gerard ter Borch (Zwolle 1617-1681 Deventer)
Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length
oil on copper, oval
3 1/8 x 2½ in. (8 x 6.4 cm.)
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Gerard ter Borch painted a series of portraits on a similar scale in the late 1640s (see A.K. Wheelock, Gerard ter Borch, exhibition catalogue, Washington D.C., 2004, pp. 63-70, nos. 8-12).
Please note that the correct artist of this lot is Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris) and the sitter is Cardinal Flavio Chigi (1631-1693). We are grateful to Prof. Francesco Petrucci for confirming the attribution and suggesting the name of the sitter.
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