Pieter Codde

Portrait of a Married Couple

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Pieter Codde
Portrait of a Married Couple

1634 On view in Room 16

Pieter Codde usually painted sophisticated gatherings in rather spartan interiors. Here he applied that same formula to his full-length portrait of a young husband and wife. They stand close to one another, hand in hand, and are most likely only recently married. They wear their finest outfits with fashionable collars and expensive jewels. Codde captured the opulence of their clothing in meticulous detail, right down to the wedding ring on the woman’s index finger.

Technical details
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Pieter Codde
Portrait of a Married Couple

1634 On view in Room 16

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Details

General information
Pieter Codde (Amsterdam 1599 - 1678 Amsterdam)
Portrait of a Married Couple
1634
painting
857
Room 16
Material and technical details
oil
panel
35 x 43 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsboven, boven de deur: 16 PC 34
PC ineen

Provenance

Willem, Count Van Aldenburg Bentinck and Waldeck-Limpurg and heirs, before 1882-1912 (on loan to the Mauritshuis, 1901-1903, inv. no. 651); inherited by Willem Frederik Charles Henry, Count Van Aldenburg Bentinck (1880-1958), Middachten, De Steeg, 1912-1944; gift to A. Nijstad, 1944; sold to J.G. Wigman on behalf of D. Katz Gallery,The Hague, 22 February 1944; E. Göpel, The Hague, 1944; Adolf Hitler, Führermuseum, Linz, 1944; Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit (inv. no. NK 2550); on loan to the Mauritshuis, 1948-1960; transferred, 1960

Second World War

This painting is part of the Netherlands Art Property Collection (‘NK collection’): objects that were stolen, seized or purchased during the Nazi regime. After the Second World War they were placed under the administration of the Dutch State. In recent decades, applications for restitution are taken into consideration again and some objects have been returned to the heirs of their rightful owners.

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