Description & Technical information

Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Medium: Oil on panel
Signature: Signed on the table edge: HM. Sorgh

Dimensions: 39 x 43 cm (15³/₈ x 16⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Adolf Wollenberg (1874–1951/51), Berlin, by 1925;
His sale, Berlin, R. Lepke, 17 March 1932, lot 201, for 1400 Reichsmark;
With Daniel and Nathan Katz, Dieren, 1946;
With Galerie Kurt J. Müllenmeister, Solingen, 1970 (by whom advertised in Weltkunst, vol. 40, 1970, p. 1248, reproduced);
Girardet collection, Essen, by 1970;
Whence acquired in 1974, SØR Rusche Collection;
Their sale, Sotheby’s Online, 10 May 2019, lot 282, reproduced.
Private Collection, United Kingdom.


Literature: Akademie der Künste, Gemälde alter Meister aus Berliner Besitz, exh. cat., Berlin 1925, p. 56, cat. no. 362;
A. Heppner, 'Rotterdam as the centre of a 'Dutch Teniers Group'', in Art in America, vol. 34, 1946, p. 21, reproduced fig. 6;
E. Edman, The Influence of David Teniers the Younger on the Watteau Circle, doctoral diss., Oberlin 1963, p. 149, reproduced fig. 44;
K.J. Müllenmeister, Aktuelle Themen und Beiträge über einige Werke niederländischer Maler, Solingen 1970, p. 17, reproduced;
L.T. Schneeman, Hendrick Martensz. Sorgh: a Painter of Rotterdam, doctoral diss., Pennsylvania State University 1982, p. 203, cat. no. 22, reproduced fig. 18;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 2, Genre, Münster/Hamburg/London 1996, pp. 218–21, cat. no. 53, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 75, reproduced in colour fig. 59.

Exhibitions: Berlin, Der Akademie Der Künste, Gemälde alter Meister aus Berliner Besitz, July – August 1925, no. 362 (lent by Adolf Wollenberg);
Oelde, Rathaus der Stadt Oelde, Niederländische Originalgemälde der Zeitgenossen Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 30 November – 17 December 1983;
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 59.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints