5 November 2003
Paulus Moreelse (Utrecht 1571-1638)
Vanitas: A young lady at a draped table before a black framed mirror
signed with monogram and dated 'PM 1632' (upper right)
oil on canvas
87.6 x 73.1 cm.
(Probably) F. Kamermans, Rotterdam; sale, Lamme, Rotterdam, 3 October 1825, lot 46 (100 florins to Lamberts).
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 18 November 1975, lot 173.
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C.H. de Jonge, Paulus Moreelse: portret- en genreschilder te Utrecht, Assen, 1938, pp. 40 and 122, no. 280, illustrated.
E.N. Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638), Leiden, 2001, pp. 168, and 608-9, no. SAH197.
Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard mentions three other versions of the same subject by the artist: the first, dated 1627, is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the second also 1632, is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; the third, datable to circa 1633-4 is in a private collection, Copenhagen.
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