80 5890 Niwael Jan Rutgersz van 1595 1674
80/5890 Niwael, Jan Rutgersz. van (1595-1674). (The Annunciation). Oil on canvas, 79,5x129 cm., signed "Niewael f 1661" in lower left corner, framed.

- Various small repairs and repainted areas, most noticable along the lower edge; revarnished (prob. in the 19th cent.), w. craquelure, causing tiny spots of paint to blister off.

= Provenance: the baronial family Van Hackfort tot Terhorst (residing at castle Ter Horst in Loenen, near Apeldoorn). The last member of this family, Maria Eugenia Antonia Olivia Victoria barones Hackfort tot Ter Horst (1854-1939), married a baron van Wijnbergen and eventually sold the castle and took the painting to their new residence in Arnhem. One of her daughters (in Amsterdam) inherited the painting and after she died, a cousin or nephew in Voorhout. On the prominent Persian carpet in the centre covering the table in front of the Holy Virgin, cf. O. YDEMA, Carpets and their datings in Netherlandish Paintings (Zutphen, 1991), p.185, no.800 (showing this painting). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XC.

€ (7.500-8.500)