6 May 2009
Property of a European Princely House (lot 50)
Attributed to Govert Flinck (Cleve 1615-1660 Amsterdam)
A 'tronie' of a young woman in an eastern costume drawing a curtain to one side, in a painted oval
oil on panel
68.8 x 54.3 cm.
Noble collection, Mecklenburg.
with H. Hartig, Berlin, 1935.
with G. Cramer, Berlin, 1935.
with K. Erasmus, Aerdenhout, 1936.
with D. Katz, Dieren, 1937.
Anonymous sale; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 31 May 1949, lot 54.
Lawrence Golding, New York, 1969.
with Rafael Valls, London, 1999.
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J.W. von Moltke, Govaert Flinck 1615-1660, Amsterdam, 1965, p. 136, no. 343b.
W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, Landau, 1983, II, p. 1034, no. 674.
We are grateful to Professor Werner Sumowski for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs (verbal communication, 23 March 2009).
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Please note this lot was not with Rafael Valls in 1999.
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