Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Portrait of the Van Wijkersloot Family

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Portrait of the Van Wijkersloot Family

Artist/ Creator
Jan Baptist Weenix (follower)
Title
Portrait of the Van Wijkersloot Family
Year
c. 1650-1660
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
97,8 x 136,3 cm
Inventorynumber
21649
Category
Paintings

Museum

Centraal Museum

Conclusion

It is not known when or from whom Kunsthandel Miethke acquired this painting and how it came to be part of the museum collection.

Explanation

In 1938, this painting was in the possession of Miethke art gallery in Vienna. Nothing is known of its previous provenance. Jewish art historian Hugo Haberfeld had run Miethke gallery since 1907. Following the Anschluss in March 1938, when Germany annexed Austria, Haberfeld fled with his wife and children to France.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1938
H.O. Miethke (art dealer), Vienna

Museum inventory; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier; R.J. Ginnings, The Art of Jan Baptist and Jan Weenix, Delaware 1970 (dissertation), no. 93

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Frost and Reed (art dealer), London

Museum inventory; RKD Visual Documentation no. 800; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier; R.J. Ginnings, The Art of Jan Baptist and Jan Weenix, Delaware 1970 (dissertation), no. 93

1939
H. Bulton Jones (art dealer), London

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 14647; RKD Visual Documentation no. 608; RKD Iconographic Bureau inventory card; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier; R.J. Ginnings, The Art of Jan Baptist and Jan Weenix, Delaware 1970 (dissertation), no. 93

Before 1944-05-10
‘Property of a gentleman’

RKD Hofstede de Groot fiche no. 1615743; see Sotheby’s cat., London, 10 May 1944, no. 80

1944-05-10
Sotheby’s (auction), London

RKD Hofstede de Groot fiche no. 1615743; see Sotheby’s cat., London, 10 May 1944, no. 80

Before 1947
F. Partridge & Sons (art dealer), London

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 14647; RKD Visual Documentation no. 608; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier; R.J. Ginnings, The Art of Jan Baptist and Jan Weenix, Delaware 1970 (dissertation), no. 93

Before 1963-07-03
D. Fitzgerald (collection), Heathfield Park, Sussex

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 14647; RKD Iconographic Bureau inventory card; see Sotheby’s cat., London, 3 July 1963, no. 16; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier

1963-07-03
Sotheby’s (auction), London

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 14647; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier; see Sotheby’s cat., London, 3 July 1963, no. 16; R.J. Ginnings, The Art of Jan Baptist and Jan Weenix, Delaware 1970 (dissertation)

Before 1964 <>1979-06-19
Leger Galleries (art dealer), London

Museum inventory; RKD Iconographic Bureau inventory card; RKD Iconographic Bureau documentation dossier

1979-06-19
Purchased by the museum from Leger Galleries

Museum inventory; RKD images artwork no. 14647 and 142586; RKD Visual Documentation no. 608; RKD Iconographic Bureau inventory card

1979-06-19 <> present day
Centraal Museum