Lot No. 100


Bartholomeus van der Helst - Old Master Paintings

Bartholomeus van der Helst

(Haarlem 1613–1670 Amsterdam)
Portrait of a gentleman against a drapery backdrop,
signed at lower left: B Helst, oil on canvas, 110 x 92 cm, framed,

Van der Helst numbers among the most outstanding Dutch portraitists. W. Bernt writes about him: "He was the favourite painter of Amsterdam councillors and high-ranking officials, whom he rendered true to reality. His later period is marked by a more colourful palette and richer contrasts, with sharper distinctions between dark and light tones; compared to his earlier compositions, which are calm and sober, his depictions became more elegant and posed, in accordance with contemporary taste…”

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24.06.2014 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 10,000.- to EUR 12,000.-
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Auction:

Old Master Paintings

Date:

24.06.2014 - 17:00

Location:

Vienna | Palais Dorotheum

Exhibition:

14.06. - 24.06.2014

Bartholomeus van der Helst

(Haarlem 1613–1670 Amsterdam)
Portrait of a gentleman against a drapery backdrop,
signed at lower left: B Helst, oil on canvas, 110 x 92 cm, framed,

Van der Helst numbers among the most outstanding Dutch portraitists. W. Bernt writes about him: "He was the favourite painter of Amsterdam councillors and high-ranking officials, whom he rendered true to reality. His later period is marked by a more colourful palette and richer contrasts, with sharper distinctions between dark and light tones; compared to his earlier compositions, which are calm and sober, his depictions became more elegant and posed, in accordance with contemporary taste…”

Van der Helst numbers among the most outstanding Dutch portraitists. W. Bernt writes about him: "He was the favourite painter of Amsterdam councillors and high-ranking officials, whom he rendered true to reality. His later period is marked by a more

Specialist: Dr. Alexander Strasoldo Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
+43-1-515 60-556

alexander.strasoldo@dorotheum.at