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Inscription

by later hand, lower left on mount in red chalk: Hilmbreeck.

Provenance

Possibly Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (sale, Amsterdam, 3 March 1800, Album B, no. 49: "Het portrait van T. Helmbreeker, uitvoerig met rood Kryt geteekend, door hem selven"); sold to Goll for 20 florins. Sunderland Collection; Duke of Marlborough; John Postle Heseltine [1843-1929] (Lugt 1507), London; Henry Oppenheimer [1859-1932] (his sale, London, Christie's, 10 July 1936, lot 251), London; private collection (sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 19 April 1982, lot 346); (David Tunick, New York); purchased by NGA, 1982.



Exhibition History
1911
Exhibition of Old Masters in aid of the National Art Collections Fund, London, Grafton Galleries, 1911, no. 119.
1929
Exhibition of Dutch Art, London, Royal Academy, 1929, no. 695.
2000
"The Glory of the Golden Age" ("De Glorie van de Gouden Eeuw"), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, no. 86, pp. 112-114, 148.
Bibliography
1913
Hoogewerff, Dr. G.I. "Theodor Helmbreker," Oud Holland. 1913: 51, 63, no, 1.
1920
Original Drawings by Old Masters of the Dutch School in the Collection of J.P.H. 1920: no. 10.
1957
Bernt, Walther. Die Niederländischen Zeichner des 17 Jahrhunderts. 2 vols. Munich, 1957: no. 286.
1958
Trautscholdt, Eduard. review of Bernt in Kunstchronik, 12 (December 1958): 369.
1989
Meisterzeichnungen 1500-1900. Exh. cat. Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel, 1989: 60, under no. 28.
2016
Sale catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2016, under no. 123.