Johannes Thopas

Portrait of a Deceased Girl, probably Catharina Margaretha van Valkenburg

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Johannes Thopas
Portrait of a Deceased Girl, probably Catharina Margaretha van Valkenburg

1682 Non visitabile

It looks as if the beautiful girl lying so peacefully is asleep. But she will never wake up again, as she has passed away. Her parents had her likeness painted by Thopas, whose other known works are all portrait drawings. This sad painting is one of the most beautiful and intimate deathbed portraits of a child. It remained in her family’s possession for over 300 years.

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Johannes Thopas
Portrait of a Deceased Girl, probably Catharina Margaretha van Valkenburg

1682 Non visitabile

Acquired by the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2008
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Informazioni generali
Johannes Thopas (Assendelft c. 1630 - c. 1690/1695 Assendelft)
Portrait of a Deceased Girl, probably Catharina Margaretha van Valkenburg
1682
painting
1159
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
panel
71 x 59 cm
Iscrizione
rechtsboven: J. Thopas

Origine

By inheritance in the Van Valkenburg family; Jonkheer Cornelis Constantijn van Valkenburg, Haarlem (inventory 1847, no. 22); his widow, Charlotta Jacoba, Baroness Van Heeckeren van de Wiersse, Vorden (sale, Haarlem, 28 October 1870, lot 11); gift of Conrad van Erpen Roijaards to Jonkheer Cornelis Constantijn van Valkenburg, Leiden, c.1960; his widow, Wilhelmine Nahuys, Aerdenhout; her son, Jonkheer Mr. Johan F.T. van Valkenburg, Bloemendaal; on loan from the Van Valkenburg Foundation (inv. no. 34), 2002-2008; purchased by the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2008; on long-term loan from the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, since 2008