3 June 2015
Jan van Staveren (Leiden c. 1625-1668)
Portrait of a girl with her dog in a courtyard, a landscape with ruins beyond
signed 'JOHAN/NES/ STAVE/REN' (lower left, on the carved stone)
oil on panel
15 5/8 x 13 ¼ in. (39.7 x 33.7 cm.)
with Schaeffer Gallery, New York.
William Randolph Hearst, Los Angeles, California, by whom given in 1946 to
The Los Angeles Count Museum of Art, no. 46.16.14 (A.5832.46-14); Sotheby's, Los Angeles, 7 November 1977, lot 136 ($4000), where acquired by the present owner.
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Jan van Staveren was a pupil of Gerrit Dou and a member of the so-called school of fijnschilders, or 'fine painters'. Van Staveren is listed in 1645 in the painters' guild of Leiden, where he was also a soldier and burgomaster.
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