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Portrait of a Parson in a Japanese Robe

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Portrait of a Parson in a Japanese Robe

Artist/ Creator
H. Schuit (of Schuil)
Title
Portrait of a Parson in a Japanese Robe
Year
1650 -1674
Technique
Oil on panel
Size
34,6 x 27,6 cm
Inventorynumber
RMCC s 183
Category
Paintings

Museum

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Conclusion

When and from whom Jagenau art gallery acquired this painting is no longer known.

Explanation

An SNK label appears on the reverse of this painting. It states the name of an earlier owner: ‘Jaguenau’ [sic] in pen. This apparently indicates Kunsthandel L.A.M. Jagenau, formerly of Noordeinde in The Hague. Jagenau was accused of collaborating (allegedly a rexist – Belgian fascist – and an NSB member). He served as intermediary for Dienststelle Mühlmann and sold to German buyers. His collection was auctioned on 25 and 26 September 1947 at Kasteel Olde in Laren (Gld.), supervised by Nijstad, a broker. This painting was not part of that sale. No connection between this painting and Jagenau has been found in SNK’s archive.

Reconstruction origin

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L.A.M. Jagenau (art dealer), The Hague

Museum inventory

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Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit, Amsterdam

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 61026

1998-10-29
Sotheby’s (auction), London (unsold)

RKD images artwork no. 61026; see Sotheby’s cat., London, 29 October 1998, no. 94 (ill.) (as 17th-century Dutch View, possibly F. Schuyl)

1999-05-03
Sotheby’s (auction), Amsterdam

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 61026; see Sotheby’s cat., Amsterdam, 3 May 1999, no. 151 (ill.) (as J. Kuijl)

1999-05-03
Purchased by the museum at Sotheby’s auction

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork nos 61026 and 172051

1999-05-03 <> present day
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