10 June 2008
FROM THE COLLECTION OF TORBEN HOLCK COLDING (1918-1998)
JÜRGEN HINRICHS (DANISH, FL. C. 1796-1799)
Tobacco manufacturer Peter Funder (1773-1829), in double-breasted pale grey coat and striped yellow waistcoat, a star stickpin in his white shirt, powdered hair
signed with initials and dated 'IH. 99' (mid right)
oil on ivory
oval, 2 in. (51 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with seed pearl monogram PF on blue glass on brown silk background
By family descent from the sitter to Hugo Müller (1841-1884) and his wife, née Kamma Funder (1841-1919), granddaughter of the sitter.
Bought by Torben Holck Colding from Miss Gyrithe Müller (b. 1870), Copenhagen, in 1947 (100 Danish Crowns).
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T. H. Colding, Aspects of Miniature Painting, Copenhagen, 1953, pp. 18, 167, 208, illustrated fig. 205.
T. H. Colding, Miniature- og Emaillemaleri i Danmark 1606-1850, Aalborg, 1991, I, p. 149, illustrated in colour, II, p. 209, fig. 422.
Colding (1953, p. 167) quotes: 'Miniatures by Hinrichs are rare; the best of them is probably the portrait of Peter Funder (1773-1829), a privately owned work'.
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