21 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY (lots 1, 59, 64, 75, 84, 87, 94 and 95)
Circle of Claude Deruet ((Nancy c. 1588-1660)
Portrait of a nobleman, full-length, in a red and gold embroidered suit with the Cross of Malta, a cane in his right hand
oil on canvas
84 x 56½ in. (213.3 x 143.5 cm.)
The Grimani family, Palazzo Grimani, Venice.
with Colnaghi, London, 1920; Christie's, London, 14 May 1920, lot 73, as 'J. Sustermans' (34 gns. to Collings).
Mrs. Fleischmann, London; Christie's, London, 10 December 1937, lot 101, as 'J. Sustermans' (unsold).
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