Shepherd Trimming his Flute

Jan van Bijlert (Dutch, about 1597-1671)

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Hoogendijk.{1} Collection E. Schaar.{2} Sold at auction by (Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Germany), 1955.{3} Probably directly to (Alfred Brod Galleries, Ltd., London, England) by 1956;{4} given by A. Brod to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1958 (58.57);{5} IMA deaccessioned June 2008; Sale 2135 (Christie's, New York, New York), 28 January 2009, lot 270

{1} A piece of tape on the back of the painting bears the name "Hoogendijk."
{2} Paul Huys Janssen, Jan van Bijlert, 1597/98-1671: Catalogue Raisonné, Amsterdam; Philadelphia, 1998, p. 131, no. 80 (ill.)
{3} See Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Gemälde alter und neuer Meister, Skulpturen, Kunstgewerbe, antike Möbel, Wirkteppiche, Aubusson- und Orientteppiche, 24 November 1955, lot 406.
{4} Paintings by Old Masters Exhibited at the Gallery of Alfred Brod, London, 17 October - 24 November 1956, no. 7.
{5} IMA Temporary Receipt No. 6610.

Object Information

artist
Jan van Bijlert (Dutch, about 1597-1671)
creation date
1630s
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
28-3/4 x 24 in.
37 x 33-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
58.57
credit line
Gift of the Alfred Brod Galleries, Ltd.
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
deaccessioned on
06.18.2008
transfer notes
Transferred to Christie's New York
Sold on 1/28/2009 in the Important Old Master Paintings sale 2135 (Lot 270)
colors