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charles baudelaire friend
hj wisselingh invited him to amsterdam to study rembrandt
provenance from kimbell art museum in fort worth, owners now of the portrait:
Commissioned by Hendrik Jan van Wisselingh [11 February 1816-4 March 1884] in 1846; by inheritance to Mlle. N. van Wisselingh, Amsterdam; by inheritance to Elbert Jan van Wisselingh [11 November 1848-3 November 1912], son of Hendrik Jan van Wisselingh, Amsterdam. Dr. Hans Alfred Wetzlar [-c.1977], Amsterdam, 1949; purchased 1 November 1949 by (Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London) from (E. J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam); purchased 8 December 1949 by Baron John Jacob Astor [20 May 1886-1971], Edenbridge, Kent, from (Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London); by inheritance to Gavin, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever [1 June 1918-1984], Edenbridge, Kent, by 1971, until 1978. Private collection, Switzerland. Private collection, London. (Colnaghi, New York); purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1984.
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2013 book, Courbet: Mapping Realism, page 30 says in august 1846 he headed for Amsterdam i guess per wisselingh’s invite the year before and on the way he’d stayed in ghent for 3 or 4 days at the home of Papeians de Morchoven family, and then on the way back in aug 1847 stayed 8-10 days in ghent again. note says 1844 in belgium too. The little 2 notes are a review of a short 1984 article in an art magazine, by Klaus Herding and Katharina Schmidt., Master Drawing 22 no. 4