1 November 2011
Master of the Schwartzenberg portraits (active in Frisia, 1638-1646)
Portrait of a girl, three-quarter-length, in a pink dress with a white lace collar and a golden bodkin
dated 'Ao. 1646' (upper right)
oil on panel
71 x 59.8 cm.
Thoe Schwartzenberg en Hohenlansberg, Groot Terhorne, Beetgum (according to a member of the Harinxma family).
Van Panhuys, thence by descent to
Baron Herwarth von Bittenfeld, Heemstede, 1968.
Anonymous sale; Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, 22 March 1969, lot 109, as Verspronck.
with P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1994.
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 143, illustrated.
The sitter can possibly be identified as a member of the Harinxma family. It has also been suggested that the painter of this portrait is Douwe Juwes de Dowe (Leeuwarden 1608-before 1663).
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