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Gerrit van Honthorst (1590 - 1656)

Lot 108: Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656)

Christie's

June 5, 2013
New York, NY, US

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Description

Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1592-1656) The Duet signed and dated 'GHonthorst.fe 1624.' (upper right) oil on canvas 30¾ x 37¼ in. (78 x 94.5 cm.)

Literature

Collection d'estampes d'après quelques tableaux de la Galerie de son exc. Mr. Le Comte Stroganoff, St. Petersburg, 1807, n.p. G.F. Waagen, Die Gemäldesammlung in der Kaiserlichen Ermitage zu St. Petersburg, Munich, 1864, p. 404. G.F. Waagen, Die Gemäldesammlung in der Kaiserlichen Eremitage zu St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, 1870, p. 404. Études sur les peintres des écoles hollandaise, flamande et néerlandaise qu'on trouve dans la collection Semenov et les autres collections publiques et privées de St.-Petersbourg, St. Petersburg, 1906, p. XXXVIII, note 2. A. von Schneider, Caravaggio und die Niederländer, Marburg and Lah, 1933, p. 134. G. Isarlo, Caravage et le caravagisme européen, Aix-en-Provence, 1941, p. 154. F.G. Pariset, Georges de la Tour, Paris, 1948, p. 413, no. 82. J.R. Judson, Gerrit van Honthorst, A Discussion of his Position in Dutch Art, The Hague, 1959, p. 68, note 2; p. 234, no. 176. A.P. de Mirimonde, 'L'accord retrouvé de Gerrit van Honthorst,' La Revue des Arts, X, 3, 1960, p. 114. H. Braun, Gerard und Willem van Honthorst, Ph.D. dissertation, Göttingen, 1966, pp. 95-96, note 1; pp. 192-194, no. 57. J.R. Judson, 'The Honthorst acquisition: a first for America,' Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, June 1970, pp. 4-9. B. Nicolson, The international Caravaggesque movement, Oxford and New York, 1979, pp. 59, 238. B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Torino, 1989, 2nd. ed., revised & enlarged by Luisa Vertova, I, p. 125, no. 1283; III, pl. 1283. P. Huys Janssen, Jan van Bijlert (1597/98-1671), Schilder in Utrecht, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Utrecht, 1994, p. 162. J.R. Judson and R.E.O. Ekkart, Gerrit van Honthorst 1592-1659, Doornspijk, 1999, pp. 197-198, no. 255, pl. XXI, fig. 144. G. Cogeval et al., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Guide, Montreal, 2003, p. 115.

Provenance

Count Alexander Stroganov, St. Petersburg, acquired after 1793 and by descent to Count Sergei Stroganov, St. Petersburg, until 1912. The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg until 1931. Stroganov sale; Lepke, Berlin, 12 May 1931, lot 37 (RM 2400). Collection Bruno and Ellen Spiro, Hamburg and later Berlin by 7 October 1931. Anonymous sale; Lepke, Berlin, 25 April 1934, lot 55 (unsold). Anonymous sale; Lepke, Berlin, 4-5 November 1937, lot 162c (unsold). Sale; 'Union', Leo Spik, Berlin, 26 April 1938, lot 244 (clearance sale of the contents of the Spiro Villa at Heerstrasse 85, Berlin-Charlottenburg), sold for RM 2000. Dr. Wilhelm, Hofgeismar, until 1945. Dr. Poggenpohl, Hannover, until 1949. E. Pfeiffer, Hannover, until 1952. Dr. Braun, Hannover-Herrenhausen. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, acquired in 1969 with funds from the William Cheney and Horsley & Annie Townsend Bequests. Restituted to the heirs of Bruno and Ellen Spiro, April 2013.

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