Attributed to Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch 1620-1691) Portrait of a gentleman holding a compass Oil on panel

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Description

Attributed to Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch 1620-1691)

Portrait of a gentleman holding a compass

Oil on panel, oval

94.5 x 75.5cm; 37¼ x 29¾in

Provenance:

Sir Gregory Osborne Page-Turner, 4th Bart;

His sale, Phillips, London 19-20 April 1815, lot 177, where bought by Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, as Aelbert Cuyp, self-portrait (£75: 12s);

Lord Ashburton, The Grange, 1890;

His collection purchased as a whole by Agnews and others, August, 1907;

Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942);

Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009);

The Trustees of Exbury House

Literature:

J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, vol. V (London, 1834), no. 268, as Aelbert Cuyp;

G. F. Waagen, Works of Art and Artists in England, vol. II, (London, 1838), p. 283, as Cuyp;

E.W.Moes, Iconographia Batava (Amsterdam, 1897), p.215, no. 1871 - 3 & 5, as Cuyp;

F. Cundall, The Landscape and Pastoral Painters of Holland (London, 1891), p. 163, as Cuyp;

E. Michel. 'Une famille d'artistes hollandaise: Les Cuyps', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, p.114, as Cuyp;

C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch painters..., vol. II (London 1909), pp. 29-30, no. 70, as Cuyp;

A. Chong, Aelbert Cuyp and the Meanings of Landscape, PhD. Dissertation, (New York University, 1992), no. C141 (under rejected works, on the basis of a black and white photograph)

Exhibited:

London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, 1890, no. 91, as Aelbert Cuyp;

London, Royal Academy, Dutch Pictures, 1450-1750, Winter Exhibition, 1952-1953, no. 480, as Cuyp;

London, Thos. Agnew and Sons, European pictures from an English County, 1957, as Cuyp

We are grateful to Dr. Alan Chong for the attribution of this work on the basis of photographs.