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Christiaan Andriessen (Amsterdam 1775-1846)
Christiaan Andriessen (Amsterdam 1775-1846)

A page from the artist's illustrated diary: Portrait of Friedrich August Hoffman in a top hat, seated, smoking a pipe

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Christiaan Andriessen (Amsterdam 1775-1846)
A page from the artist's illustrated diary: Portrait of Friedrich August Hoffman in a top hat, seated, smoking a pipe
partially inscribed and dated '11 dec. ce portrait inattendu de moi', further inscribed in the artist's coded writing, and with inscription 'J Andriessen Portrait van den Heer Hoffman' (verso)
black chalk, point of the brush and brown ink, pink, grey and yellow wash
7 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (17.9 x 13 cm.)
Provenance
with Beethel, place unknown; from whom purchased by I.Q. van Regteren Altena on 10 July 1929 for 25 guilders (Inventory book: '731. t. J. Andriessen portret Hofman').
Exhibited
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Nederlandsche aquarellen van 1780-1830, 1942, no. 4.

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Benjamin Peronnet
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Lot Essay

For the artist's illustrated diary, see lot 41.

Another page from the diary, dated 3 March 1808, shows the artist and Friedrich August Hoffman drinking coffee together at Hoffman's house (Stadsarchief, Amsterdam). Hoffman was born in Stuttgart in 1778 and enrolled at the Art Academy in Amsterdam in 1809-10 as one of Jurriaan Andriessen's pupils. Christiaan's diary also records a previous occasion on which they met for coffee, on 30 December 1806.

We thank Robert Jan te Rijdt for his help in cataloguing this lot.

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