Portrait Of A Man, Half-Length, Standing Before A Green Curtain

Pissarro
attributed to JAN SANDERS VAN HEMESSEN (c.1504 – 1556)

Portrait Of A Man, Half-Length, Standing Before A Green Curtain
Oil on oak panel
23 by 17 1/4 in.; 58.1 by 44 cm.

Provenance

Sir Bernard Edward Barnaby FitzPatrick, 2nd Baron Castletown, of Upper Ossory, Queen’s County, (Offaly) Ireland,
by 1890;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 4 July 1924, lot 80 (as by Anthonis Mor, Portrait of Philip II; sold as a pair with a
pendant Portrait of Queen Mary);
With Eric Coatalem, Paris;
From whom acquired in 1992 by a European private collection;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby’s, 6 July 2000, lot 14 (as by Willem Key);
There acquired by a private collector

Exhibitions

London, The New Gallery, Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor, 1890, no. 232 (as by Anthonis Mor, Philip II of Spain, lent by Lord Castletown; exhibited with a pendant, no. 233, Queen Mary I, also lent by Lord Castletown).

Literature

A. Graves, A Century of Loan Exhibitions 1813-1912, London 1913, vol. II, p. 808 (as by Anthonis Mor);
K. Jonckheere, Willem Key (1516-1568), Portrait of a Humanist Painter, Turnhout 2011, p. 222, cat. no. D38 (under Rejected Attributions).

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