Description

    MICHIEL VAN MUSSCHER (Dutch, 1645-1705)
    Portrait of a Woman in a Landscape, circa 1680-95
    Oil on canvas
    22 x 19-7/8 inches (55.9 x 50.5 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Sale: Fischer Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland, August 26, 1938, lot 1692 a and b (sold with companion portrait of the woman's husband, as Caspar Netscher);
    Private collection, Florida.

    We are grateful to Dr. Robert E. Gerhardt for his generous assistance in cataloguing this lot. On the basis of photographs he endorses the attribution to van Musscher, has included the painting in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné, and proposed the dating of the painting to circa 1680-95. We are also grateful to Fred G. Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie for generously providing the comparative photograph of the pendant portrait which appeared in the Fischer sales catalogue in 1938.


    Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Wax-lined canvas; light dry craquelure throughout; stable surface with well-preserved detail; under UV exam, there appear to be multiple spots of inpainting in the background tree foliage, including the upper left and upper right corners, multiple dots along the left extreme edge, as well as several dots on the woman's left and right sleeves, minor crack-fill inpainting on her chest and right forearm, and an approx. 2 x 4 inch area in the lower right corner. Framed Dimensions 27.5 X 25 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    19th Friday
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