Govert Flinck

An old man at a casement



Govert Flinck - An old man at a casement

Provenance

Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky (1710-1775), merchant, financier, art dealer and collecting advisor to Frederick the Great, Berlin, by 1764, when recorded as 'Rembrand', '1. alter Mann, der mit dem Kopf auf der linken hand ruht. Extra fein gemahlt', (28 x 23 inches), priced at 600 Reichstaler
by whom sold in 1764 en bloc with 316 other paintings to
Catherine II the Great, Empress of Russia (1729-1796), Saint Petersburg, as Rembrandt, recorded in an inventory made after her death, in 1797, nr. 3654, and by descent to her grandson
Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855), The Imperial Collection at the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg
possibly sold in 1854 (Prevot, Saint Petersburg, 6 June 1854 and following days, nr. 636, as 'Flinck. Head of an old man.', the dimensions incorrectly given as 6.3 x 5 vershki or by descent to his son,
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia (1818-1881), by whom sent to Moscow in 1862 with 200 other pictures from The Hermitage, for the picture gallery of the newly-established Moscow Public and Rumyantsev Museums
acquired by Wilhelm Friedrich Mertens (c. 1870-1957) or by his son,
Wilhelm Mertens (1899-1938), both Saint Petersburg until 1917-1918, and subsequently Leipzig, certainly by 1932, and by descent to the following
private collection, Europe
sale, Christie's, London, 6 December 2011, nr. 13
with Jean-Luc Baroni, London, 2014, where acquired by the present owner
Sale Christie's, New York, 27 April 2017, nr. 42

Other works by Govert Flinck


Govert Flinck Portrait of Joseph Coymans
Portrait of Joseph Coymans
1647

Govert Flinck Oriental King
Oriental King

Govert Flinck Portrait of a Man, traditionally known as Gozen Centen (1611/12-1677)
Portrait of a Man, traditionally known as Gozen Centen (1611/12-1677)
c. 1639-40

Govert Flinck Portrait of Daniël Joncrys
Portrait of Daniël Joncrys
1648

Govert Flinck
An old man at a casement
1646
70.2 x 61 cm
Oil on panel
Signed and dated lower left: G. flinck f. 1646
Sale Christie's, New York, 27 April 2017