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Attributed to Cornelius Jonson van Ceulen (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)
Attributed to Cornelius Jonson van Ceulen (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)

Portrait of a member of the Hoeufft family, possibly Arnold Hoeufft, of Cologne, three-quarter-length, in a black doublet with lace-edged collar and cuffs, his right hand on a table with his sword

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Attributed to Cornelius Jonson van Ceulen (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)
Portrait of a member of the Hoeufft family, possibly Arnold Hoeufft, of Cologne, three-quarter-length, in a black doublet with lace-edged collar and cuffs, his right hand on a table with his sword
with the Hoeufft coat-of-arms (upper left)
oil on canvas
44 x 34 1/8 in. (111.8 x 86.7 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired from Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, in 1913, by Weetman Pearson, 1st Viscount Cowdray.
Literature
Cowdray Park Catalogue, London, 1919, p. 5, no. 15, as 'Jan Verspronck' 'Arnold Hoeufft' (in the Vestibule).
C. Anson, A Catalogue of Pictures and Drawings in the Collection of The Viscount Cowdray, London, 1971, p. 1, no. 2, plate 15, as 'Jan Cornelisz Verspronck' 'Arnold Hoeufft' (in the Vestibule).

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We are grateful to Jan van Helmont for confirming that the coat-of-arms in this portrait is that of the Hoeufft family.

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