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} gift of A. Brod to Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1958 (58.57) {5}; IMA deaccessioned June 2008; Sale 2135 (Christie's, New York, New York), 28 January 2009, lot 270

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{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
Sold on 1/28/2009 in the Important Old Master Paintings sale 2135 (Lot 270)
reason
Poor condition
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