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Paulus Lesire (Dordrecht 1611-in or after 1654 The Hague?)
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Paulus Lesire (Dordrecht 1611-in or after 1654 The Hague?)

Portrait of Willem Craeyvanger (1616-1659), half-length, in a black costume with a white collar and cuffs; and Portrait of Christine van de Wart, half-length, in a black dress with a white collar and cuffs, leaning with her right hand on a red upholstered chair

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Paulus Lesire (Dordrecht 1611-in or after 1654 The Hague?)
Portrait of Willem Craeyvanger (1616-1659), half-length, in a black costume with a white collar and cuffs; and Portrait of Christine van de Wart, half-length, in a black dress with a white collar and cuffs, leaning with her right hand on a red upholstered chair
the first inscribed, signed and dated 'AEtatis. 35. P. Lesire. 1651. fecit' (lower left)
oil on canvas
the first 96 x 69.5 cm.; the second 96.6 x 69.4 cm.
a pair (2)
Provenance
Commissioned by Willem Craeyvanger (1616-1659), Arnhem.
Probably by descent to his second son Willem Craeyvanger (1643-1711).
Probably by descent to his second son Gijsbert Craeyvanger.
Probably by descent to his second son Gijsbert Craeyvanger, Utrecht.
Probably by descent to his third son Willem Craeyvanger.
Probably by descent to his second son Lodewijk Craeyvanger (1788-1859), Utrecht.
Probably by descent to his eldest son Willem Craeyvanger (1820-1873), Deventer.
By descent to his eldest daughter Louise Maria Craeyvanger (1854-1924), Naumburg a/d Saale.
By descent to her sister Jacoba Theodora Craeyvanger (1856-1938), Naumburg a/d Saale.
By descent to Countess Limburg-Stirum born Luden, Olst - grand child of Marie Louise Craeyvanger who married Hendrik Lodewijk Maurits Luden in 1854 - (the female portrait as Netscher, inv. no. 7).
Thence by descent to the present family members.
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Please note the inv. no. in the provenance should read no. 7, as Netscher (female portrait), and not as stated in the catalogue.

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