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Govert van Slingelandt (1623-90), Lord of Dubbeldam, with his First Wife Christina van Beveren and the Two Sons

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Govert van Slingelandt (1623-90), Lord of Dubbeldam, with his First Wife Christina van Beveren and the Two Sons

Artist/ Creator
Jan Mijtens
Title
Govert van Slingelandt (1623-90), Lord of Dubbeldam, with his First Wife Christina van Beveren and the Two Sons
Year
1657
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
99,5 x 86,5 cm
Inventorynumber
SK-A-4013 (NK 1792)
Category
Paintings

Museum

Rijksmuseum

Conclusion

Since it is unclear when and from whom J.J. Thole acquired this painting, its provenance is uncertain.

Explanation

This painting belongs to the Dutch nation - it is part of the Nederlandse Kunstcollectie under government control. On 24 February 1960 it was given to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is listed on the website of Bureau Herkomst Gezocht.

The painting was purchased from a private collection in Düsseldorf for Adolf Hitler’s collection, for the Führer Museum in Linz, through the mediation of Dorotheum auction house in Vienna.

J.J. Thole may be the same Job Thole of Huizen who is mentioned in the provenance of a Huybrecht Beuckelaer (Sotheby’s sale, New York, 26 January 2012, no. 105). Job Thole helped Dr Rudolph Berl (1884-1963) bring paintings to the Netherlands after the Anschluss (1938). In 2002, a painting was returned to one of Berl’s heirs (inv. no. NK2646). A report compiled by the Restitution Committee at the time describes Job Thole as a friend of the family.

The anonymous Portrait of Maximilian II Maria Emanuel (1662-1726), Elector of Bavaria, at the Battle of Mohacs against the Turks (inv. no. SK-A-4016) in the Rijksmuseum was also consigned at the same auction by J.J. Thole.

Reconstruction origin

1942-12-22
J.J. Thole (collection), Huizen

Bureau Herkomst Gezocht (NK1792): www.herkomstgezocht.nl/eng/

1942-12-22
S.J. Mak van Waay (auction), Amsterdam

See Mak van Waay cat., Amsterdam, 22 December 1942, no. 22 (as ‘Portret van een familie’).

1942-12-22 <> 1944-03-15
Private collection, Düsseldorf

Bundesarchiv Koblenz. B. 323/00875, fol. 1, K. 8934.

After 1944-03-15 <> ?
Dorotheum (auction), Vienna

Central Collecting Point Munich (Linz no. 3813, Munich no. 8934); Bundesarchiv Koblenz. B. 323/00875, fol. 1, K. 8934; the Linz no. 3813 appears on the reverse of the painting.

After 1944-03-15 <> ?
Adolf Hitler (collection)

Central Collecting Point Munich (Linz no. 3813, Munich no. 8934); Bundesarchiv Koblenz. B. 323/00875, fol. 1, K. 8934; the Linz no. 3813 appears on the reverse of the painting.

After 1944-03-15 <> 1945-05
Führer Museum, Linz

Central Collecting Point Munich (Linz no. 3813, Munich no. 8934); Bundesarchiv Koblenz. B. 323/00875, fol. 1, K. 8934; the Linz no. 3813 appears on the reverse of the painting.

1945-10-12 <> 1946-07-31
Central Collecting Point Munich, Bad Aussee

Central Collecting Point Munich (Linz no. 3813, Munich no. 8934).

1946-07-31 <> 1950
Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit, Amsterdam

Central Collecting Point Munich (Linz no. 3813, Munich no. 8934); Bureau Herkomst Gezocht (NK1792).

1950 <> 1960-02-24
Dienst voor ’s Rijks Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen (government department for distributing art), The Hague

Museum inventory

1960-02-24
Transfer to museum from Dienst voor ’s Rijks Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen (government department for distributing art), The Hague

Museum inventory

1960-02-24 <> present day
Rijksmuseum