Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh

Rembrandt - Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh

Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh
73.7 x 55.8 cm
Oil on panel
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 877
Bredius 333
Bauch 461 info
Gerson 127
Bredius/Gerson 333 info
Corpus II A 63
Tümpel A104 (did not see the painting, attribution open)
Corpus VI 75 info
Manuth 211
Giltaij 366

Monographic literature
Ben Broos, De lotgevallen van Rembrandts Portret van Aeltje Uylenburgh in Oud Holland, 123, 2010 pp. 89-107

Ben Broos, Gerrit van Loo, voogd van Saskia, zwager van Rembrandt in Oud Holland, 122, 2009 pp. 43-63, fig 5
Ernst van de Wetering, Rembrandt in nieuw licht, Amsterdam, 2009, fig. 82
Esmée Quodbach (ed.), Holland's Golden Age in America, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2014, fig. 106


Johannes Cornelisz. Sylvius (b. 1564 - d. 1638) and Aeltje Pietersdr. Uylenburgh (the sitter; b. 1570 - d. 1644), Amsterdam, 1632
to their son, Cornelis Jansz. Sylvius (b. 1608 - d. 1685), Amsterdam and Haarlem
to his son, Johannes Sylvius Jr. (b. 1653 - d. 1710), Haarlem
probably to his son, Cornelis Sylvius Jr. (b. 1687 - d. 1738), Haarlem
around 1720, probably purchased in Holland by Jean Jacques Burlamaqui (b. 1694 - d. 1748), Geneva
by descent from Burlamaqui to the Chapeaurouge family, Geneva
about 1825, sold by the Chapeaurouge family to Dubois (dealer), Paris
William Coesvelt, London, 1828
consigned by Coesvelt for sale through John Smith (dealer; b. 1781 - d. 1855) at Stanley, London, 2 May 1828, nr. 37, bought in
sold by John Smith to Albertus Brondgeest (b. 1786 - d. 1849), Amsterdam, 1835
Paul Périer, Paris, 1843
Périer sale, Paris, 16-17 March 1843, nr. 34, to James de Rothschild (b. 1792 - d. 1868) and Betty de Rothschild (b. 1805 - d. 1886), Paris
to their son, Alphonse de Rothschild (b. 1827 - d. 1905) and his wife, Leonora de Rothschild (b. 1837 - d. 1911), Paris
to their son, Edouard de Rothschild (b. 1868 - d. 1949)
confiscated from Edouard de Rothschild by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR no. R 49), and inventoried at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, about 1940/1941
moved to Alt Aussee (no. 850/2)
recovered by Allied forces and taken to the Munich Central Collecting Point (MCCP no. 1046/2), 26 June 1945
released by the Munich Central Collecting Point and shipped to Paris for restitution to Edouard de Rothschild, 26 March 1946
by descent to his daughter, Bethsabée (Batsheva) de Rothschild (b. 1914 - d. 1999), Tel Aviv
posthumous Batsheva de Rothschild sale, Christie's, London, 13 December 2000, nr. 52, to Noortman Master Paintings
sold by Noortman to Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Marblehead, MA., 2005

External links

RKD 34964
Museum of Fine Arts Accession number L-R 249.2017

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