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Frans Hals
(Antwerp circa 1582 - 1666 Haarlem)

“Portrait of a gentleman with a booklet”

Oil on canvas
66 x 48,5 cm
signed with monogram 'FH' l.r. painted circa 1640
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Provenance

James Simon; sa vente, Berlin, 20 mars 1900, lot 65 i.
F. Kleinberger, Paris.
Sulley & Co, Londres.
A. Preijer, La Haye.
Klyekamp, La Haye, 1926 (exposition Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen door Oud-Hollandsche en Vlaamse Meesters, no. 16).
Mme J. Goekoop-de Jongh, Breda, avant 1938.
Mme C. Goekoop, Aerdenhout.

S.Nystad, La Haye, 1970.
with Douwes Fine Art Gallery, Amsterdam, 1977.
Jeffrey H. Loria & Co Inc., New York; d’où acquis en 1983 par
Saul P. Steinberg; sa vente, Sotheby’s, New York, 30 janvier 1997, lot 37; d’où acquis par
Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé.

Exhibitions

exhibitions: Haarlem, Frans Hals Musuum, 1919 and 1937; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1938 ‘ Meesterwerken uit vier eeuwen 1400 – 1800’, no. 82; and others

Literature

Seymour Slive, ‘Frans hals’, 1972, no. 143, p. 74; W.R. Valentiner, ‘Frans Hals’, Klassiker der Kunst, Stuttgart-Berlin 1921, ill.p.211

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