15 - 16 November 2016
Attributed to Catharina van Hemessen (Antwerp 1527/28-1560/80 ?)
Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a black dress with red sleeves, white cuffs and collar, and a white bonnet
inscribed and dated 'HINC VIDE QVALIS HONOS VVLTVS ELORENTE IVVENTE ÆTAT 31 1550' (along the circumference)
oil on panel, tondo
14.1 cm. diam.
Collection Hein, Paris, by 1926 (according to an annotation by M.J. Friedländer in his photo archive).
with R. Finck, Brussels, from whom acquired in 1980 by the father of the present owner.
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K. de Clippel, 'Catharina van Hemessen (1528-na 1581): amateurschilderes, en toch pionier?', in Jaarboek van het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, 1998, pp. 243-92, fig. 23.
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