Portrait of a Gentleman
Portrait of a Gentleman
Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Regular price$28,000.00
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Three quarter length Portrait of a Gentleman.

Oil on Canvas. 1270 x 980 mm. Relined.

Dutch, 1650’s, apparently unsigned.

Tentatively attributed to Samual van Hoogstraten.

Framed in a later wide 19th century gilt frame.  1510 x 1240 mm.

The sitter stands in an architectural Baroque setting, in front of a fluted column with floral acanthus leaf socle, a large piece of velvet(?) veils the right hand portion of the picture. One hand rests on a plinth draped in his mantle, the other is held open. He is dressed in a silk jacket and large cloak with fine linen cuffs and collar. 


Tentatively attributed to Samual van Hoogstraten, 1627 – 1678. 

Van Hoogstraten worked England from the 1650s onwards but increased his output between 1662 -1667, painting and lecturing for clients including Thomas Knatchbull Esq., and his brother Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Baronet (1602-1685)

It has a four digit black stencil similar to Christies catalogue marks (currently untraced)

Two labels on the back of the frame read:-

J Fairhurst
Flint House Art Gallery
34 Elm Street Norwich

Then in unreadable blurred green ink  
Artist: England

Title of Work: Sir ? blurred

Price:  Gns ? 24,000 ?

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