15 October 2003,
Price realised EUR 8,365
EUR 2,500 - EUR 3,500
Jan Maurits Quinkhard (Rees, Cleves, 1688-1772 Amsterdam)
Group portrait of an elegant family, seated small three-quarter lengths, drinking coffee by a table in an interior, a memorial portrait of a gentleman on the mantelpiece
signed and indistinctly dated 'JM Quinkhard p..xit .7..' (centre, on mantelpiece)
oil on canvas
78.2 x 89.8 cm.
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The setting of the present conversation piece is to be compared with the Portrait of a family drinking coffee and smoking, signed and dated '1746' (A. Staring, De Hollanders Thuis, The Hague, 1956, p. 122, plate XXVIII).
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