23 - 24 June 2015
Attributed to Harmen Willems Wieringa (Wier 1597/99-1644/50)
Portrait of a gentleman, full-length, in a black costume with a white ruff and collar standing in an interior
with indistinct signature and date 'Anno 1655 / JMe. . . f.' ('JM' linked, lower left)
oil on panel
57 x 39.4 cm.
L.J.F. Wijsenbeek (former director of the Gemeentemuseum), The Hague, by 1961, as W. de Geest.
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The Hague, 'Die Haghe, Dorp der dorpen', 1961 (according to a label on the reverse), as W. de Geest.
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Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of nobles, kings and statesmen
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