14 April 2011
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARGRETE DREYFUS
Nicholas Maes (Dordrecht 1632-1693 Amsterdam)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a brown mantle and black waistcoat, a landscape beyond
oil on canvas
28 x 24 5/8 in. (71.2 x 62.6 cm.)
Private collection, Switzerland, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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It has been suggested that the drapery in this portrait was painted by an artist working in Maes's studio.
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