Frans van Mieris the Elder (Leiden 1635 - 1681 Leiden)
Man in Oriental Dress
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
11.2 x 14.9 cm
Signed and dated
linksboven: F v Mieris fec / Ao 1665 moeilijk leesbaar
Possibly identical to a painting in the inventory of the estate of Franciscus de le Boe Sylvius, Leiden, 6 April 1673; (?) Lenglart Collection (according to the wax seal on the back of the painting; not in sale Jules Lenglart, Paris [Drouot], 10 March 1902); Katz Gallery, Dieren, 1936-1940; Jacques Goudstikker/Alois Miedl Gallery, Amsterdam, 17 August 1940; Schantung Handels A.G., Berlin, 1940; Reichskanzlei, Berlin, 1940; Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit (inv.no. NK 1587; as by Arie de Vois), 1946; on loan from the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands for the Prince William V Gallery, 1977-2010; transferred, 2010; exhibited in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, since 2010
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.