17 - 18 November 2015
Willem van Herp I (Antwerp 1613/14-1677)
oil on copper
79.4 x 98 cm.
Collection Mrs. E. L. Carr, London, 1945;
Anonymous(?) sale; Puttick & Simpson Auctioneers, London, by 1945.
Collection J.M. Carghier, until his death in 1948.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 October 1950, lot 43.
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Several versions of this composition by Willem van Herp are known. However, most are painted on canvas whereas the present lot depicts The Visitation on a large copper plate.
This painting is one of only a handful of portraits by the artist of his daughter Clara Serena, who died aged just 12 years old
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