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Jozef Israëls (Dutch, 1824-1911)
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Jozef Israëls (Dutch, 1824-1911)

Heer Helweg, The Jeweler of Amsterdam

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Jozef Israëls (Dutch, 1824-1911)
Heer Helweg, The Jeweler of Amsterdam
signed and inscribed 'Israels/Amsterdam' (lower left)
oil on canvas
29 ¾ x 23 in. (75.6 x 58.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1855.
Provenance
The artist.
Maria Jacoba Helweg-Fredriks (1814-1897), Amsterdam, widow of the sitter, gifted from the above circa 1863.
By descent to her heirs.
Their sale; Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, 22 May 1912, lot 348, as Portrait de M.-H. Helweg.
David Croal Thomson (1851-1930), London.
Ernest Cable, 1st Baron Cable (1859-1927), Ideford, Devon, by 1923.
Ruth Cable, Lady Benthall (1893-1973), Cofton, Devon, by descent, 1927.
Her sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 July 1962, lot 92, as The Jeweller of Amsterdam, Heer Holweg.
Robert W. Hompe (1898-1975), Villanova, PA, acquired at the above sale.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 25 October 1977, lot 138.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 2 April 1979, lot 384, as De Heer Helweg, Jeweller of Amsterdam.
William Kaper, Jr. (b. 1937), Barrington, IL.
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner.
Literature
Catalogus der schilderijen, miniaturen, pastels, omlijste teekeningen, enz. in het Rijks-Museum te Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1903, p. 140, no. 1286, as H. Helweg.
Catalogue des tableaux, miniatures, pastels, dessins encadres, etc. du Muse´e de l'e´tat a' Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1904, p. 166, no. 1286, as H. Helweg.
Catalogue of the pictures, miniatures, pastels, framed water colour drawings, etc. in the Rijks-museum at Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1905, p. 166, no. 1286, as H. Helweg.
Catalogus der schilderijen, miniaturen, pastels, omlijste teekeningen, enz. in het Rijks-Museum te Amsterdam met drie supplementen, Amsterdam, 1908, p. 140, no. 1286, as H. Helweg.
Catalogue of the pictures, miniatures, pastels, framed water colour drawings, etc. in the Rijks-museum at Amsterdam with supplement, Amsterdam, 1910, p. 166, no. 1286, as H. Helweg.
Catalogue of the pictures, miniatures, pastels, framed water colour drawings, etc. in the Rijks-museum at Amsterdam avec supplément, Amsterdam, 1911, p. 196, no. 1286, as H. Helweg.
'Amsterdam,' der Kunstmarkt, no. 34, 17 May 1912, p. 308, as Porträt Helweg.
'Amsterdam,' der Kunstmarkt, no. 37, 14 June 1912, p. 334, as Porträt de Herrn Helweg.
Catalogus der schilderijn, miniaturen, pastels, omlijste teekeningen, enz. in het Rijks-museum te Amsterdam, met supplement, Amsterdam, 1918, p. 459, no. 1286, as Portret van H. Heiweg.
M. Eisler, Jozef Israëls, London, 1924, p. 41, illustrated, as The Jeweller of Amsterdam.
H. E. van Gelder, Jozef Israëls, Amsterdam, 1947, pp. 16, 21, illustrated, as Mijn Huisheer Helweg (erroneously dated 1862 and identified as in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum).
D. Dekkers, Jozef Israëls 1824-1911, Groningen, 1999, pp. 124, 370, 377, as Mijn Huisheer/Portret van Hendrik Helweg and Portret van Helweg.
Exhibited
The Hague, Tentoonstelling van Levende Meesters, May-June 1857, no. 309 as Mijn huisheer.
(possibly) London, Great London Exposition, 1 May-1 November 1862, no. 1256, as One of Ours.
Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, Tentoonstellingvan eenige schilderijen van Jozef Israels, February 1895, no. 8, as Portret.
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1897-1912, on long-term loan.
The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Eeretentoonstelling Jozef Israels, December 1911-January 1912, no. 23, as Portret van Wijlen den heer Helwig.
London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by the Late Josef Israels, 1912, p. 5, no. 3, as Portrait of our Friend.

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