Portrait of Joan Huydecoper
- Artist/ Creator
- Anonymous (copy after Bartholomeus van der Helst)
- Portrait of Joan Huydecoper
- after 1656
- Oil on canvas
- 72,5 x 65 cm
- SA 5091
This painting probably belonged to a Jewish collector who felt compelled under the wartime conditions to sell some of his paintings.
The former owner of the painting fled from Berlin to the Netherlands in 1938. In 1943, he was forced to go into hiding. Early in the 1940s he had been forced to sell paintings from his collection to meet his everyday expenses. Some were sold through Jacques Goudstikker’s art gallery, then directed by Alois Miedl, a German.
The museum is in contact the heirs of the Jewish collector.
On 30 March 2015 the Restitutions Committee gave binding advice to restitute this painting to the legal successors of its former owner.
In December 2015 this painting was restituted to the successors of its former owner.
- Before 1941-02
- Private collection
- 1941-02 <> 1945-05-05
- Goudstikker/Miedl (art dealer), Amsterdam
Museum inventory; Goudstikker/Miedl inventory card
- Before 1955
- Joseph M. Morpurgo (art dealer), Amsterdam
- Purchased by the museum from Joseph M. Morpurgo art dealer
- 1955 <> 2015-03-30
- Amsterdam Museum