14 November 2012
Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634-1693 Amsterdam)
Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in gold-lined, midnight blue silk 'japonse rok', leaning against a broken marble column
signed 'Maes' (lower right)
oil on canvas
128.7 x 107.9 cm.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 July 1901, lot 28.
with F. Kleinberger, Paris, after 1901 and before 1927.
Baron L. Janssen, Brussels.
Anonymous sale; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 16 April 1927, lot 63 (Dfl. 1,800).
with D.A. Hoogendijk & Co, Amsterdam.
Anonymous sale; Ziemann, Bremen, 4 May 1985.
Anonymous sale; Neumeister, Munich, 27 September 2000, lot 521, as Adriaen van der Goes (DM 55.000,00).
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Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné etc., VI, London, 1916, p. 555, no. 314.
The present painting shows a likeness to a portrait by Maes in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux (inv. no. 223), which has been identified as Adriaen Schagen (1633-1699), Town Councellor and later burgomaster of Alkmaar and an elder statesman of Alkmaar and the Area.
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