24 January 2001
Property of a private New England trust
Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621)
Self-portrait in a hat, in profile to the left, bust-length
pen and brown ink, brown ink framing lines, oval
4½ x 33/8 in. (116 x 87 mm.)
C. Ploos van Amstel; Amsterdam, 3 Mars 1800, folder UU, lot 56 (14 fl. to Goll as Thomas de Keizer door hemzleven [after himself]).
J. Goll van Franckenstein (L. 2987), with associated number '3872'; 1 July 1833, folder AA, lot 19 (with lot 18; 2,25 fl. to de Vries as Hendrick de Keyzer met de pen, door hemzelven).
A.W.M. Mensing; Amsterdam, 27-9 April 1937, lot 283 (fl. 220, as Hendrick de Keyser, portrait d'homme).
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H. van Hall, Portretten van nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars, Amsterdam, 1963, p. 167, under Hendrick de Keyser, no. 3 and under Thomas de Keyser, nos. 1 and 2.
We are grateful to Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck for confirming the attribution and providing the information on the drawing's provenance and literature.
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