9 July 1999
Paulus Moreelse (Utrecht 1571-1638)
Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black doublet with slashed sleeves, black hose and sash, his gloves in his left hand; and Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in an embroidered black dress with lace cuffs and ruff, wearing a gold necklace, a fan in her right hand
both signed with monogram and dated 'PM 1633' (the first, upper right, the second, upper left)
oil on panel
48 x 35.3/8 in. (122.5 x 89.9 cm.)
a pair (2)
with Kleykamp, The Hague, 1929.
with Thos. Agnew and Sons, from whom purchased in 1945 by
William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, and by descent.
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C.H. de Jonge, Paulus Moreelse, Assen, 1938, p. 96, nos. 110a and 110b.
The Connoisseur, CXV, June, 1945, p. 123.
Frost and Reed, London, 1944 (according to The Connoisseur, see below).
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