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Lot 150: Thomas de Keyser (Amsterdam 1596-1667)

Est: £50,000 GBP - £80,000 GBP
Christie'sJuly 08, 2009London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


Thomas de Keyser (Amsterdam 1596-1667)
The Resurrection
signed in monogram and dated 'TDK 1635.' (lower right)
oil on panel
37 x 27 in. (94 x 68.5 cm.)

Artist or Maker


The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, March-April 1926, Goudstikker exhibition catalogue 30, no. 84.
Rotterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstring, Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 10-15 April 1926, Goudstikker exhibition catalogue 31, no. 52.
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Bijbelsche Kunst, 8 July-8 October 1939, no. 117a.


H. Schneider, 'Keyser (Keyzer), Thomas de', in U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, XX, 1927, p. 240.
Kunstpreisverzeichnis 1940-41, II: 'Auktionsergebnisse vom 1 Juli 1940 bis 30. Juni 1941', Berlin-Paris, 1943, p. 315, no. 6298.
A. J. Adams, The Paintings of Thomas de Keyser (1596/7-1667): A Study of Portraiture in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam, Cambridge, Mass., 1985, I, p. 397-400, III, p. 199, no. 63.


with Asscher & Koetser, London.
with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, from 1926, from whom confiscated by the Nazi authorities in 1940 and transferred to
Hermann Göring, Karinhall.
Anonymous sale; Lempertz, Cologne, 14 June 1941, lot 47, pl. 12 (RM 2,000).
Private collection, Germany.
with Rafael Valls Ltd., London.
Restituted to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker in June 2006.


No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
In a 1939 certificate by Hofstede de Groot, quoted in the Lempertz sale catalogue, this picture is described as '...een echt charakteristick, echt gemonogrammeerd en 1635 gejaarmerkt stuk van Thomas de Keyser' (loc. cit.).

Auction Details

Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

July 08, 2009, 12:00 AM GMT

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK