PAULUS MOREELSE

Douwes Fine Art (since 1770)

PAULUS MOREELSE
(1571 - Utrecht - 1638)
"Portrait of a Lady holding a Watch"
on canvas: 112 x 86,5 cm;
signed and dated with monogram 'PM 1636' (l.m.)

Provenance:
Private collection, England; sale London, Sotheby's, April 1994, no.74, with ill.; with Daphne Alazraki, New York, 1994, exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht in 1995 (illustrated in catalogue); private collection USA; with Daphne Alazraki, exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht in 2003; acquired by an important private Dutch collector.

Literature: 
W. Katz, 'Additional notes on some Moreelse portraits', in: The Connaisseur, March 1947, p. 44 and p. 56.  J. Bruyn, 'Een vroeg staatsieportret van Paulus Moreelse', in Oud Holland, no. 77, 1962, p.129, note 5 (for the 'Kress portraits'). E. Eisler, 'Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection', 1977, p.127; A. Jensen Adams, 'The paintings of Thomas de Keyser', Vol. III (thesis Harvard University, 1985), p. 245 no. R-23 (for the smaller copies).

 PAULUS MOREELSE 
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