Provenance Research

Copy after Frans Hals
The Netherlands
Portrait of Verdonck, after late 1620s
Oil on panel
5 7/16 x 4 1/4 in. (13.8 x 10.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Williams, 1976.432

Signed upper right: "FHF"; dated upper left: "1627"

Description:
Bust-length portrait of a man with touseled hair, a beard, and a pointed mustache. He is turned to his right, but faces the viewer. He holds a bone in his right hand.

Former Attributions:
Frans Hals [1580-1666]

Provenance:

    F. Hall, Barnstaple, England
     
By 1952:   (David M. Koetser Gallery, London)
     
After 1952-before 1961:   William Miesegaes, New York, consigned to [1]
     
Until 1961:   (Newhouse Galleries, New York, sold to)
     
1961-1976:   Charles M. Williams, Cincinnati, given to
     
1976-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] Newhouse Galleries informed the CAM that they sold the painting for Miesegaes. See correspondence, September 13, 2001.

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