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Gulbenkian-Sara

 

Portrait of Sara Andriesdochter Hessix, by Frans Hals, c. 1626 - painted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her marriage to Michiel Jansz. van Middelhoven, with whom she had 11 children, 8 of whom were boys - all of them became pastors like their father.  The records of the Paris auction house at which Gulbenkian's agent bought the picture shows that it cost him $48,178.56, probably in the 1930s. A painting of her husband by Hals, done at the same time. was stolen by the Germans during WWII and has never been recovered.

Gulbenkian-Sara

 

Portrait of Sara Andriesdochter Hessix, by Frans Hals, c. 1626 - painted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her marriage to Michiel Jansz. van Middelhoven, with whom she had 11 children, 8 of whom were boys - all of them became pastors like their father.  The records of the Paris auction house at which Gulbenkian's agent bought the picture shows that it cost him $48,178.56, probably in the 1930s. A painting of her husband by Hals, done at the same time. was stolen by the Germans during WWII and has never been recovered.

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Dec 2016, 02:00
There is money in gawdliness, Tom.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Dec 2016, 07:16
A terrific image. All of her children lived, a small miracle!
That is probably equivalent to about $700,000 today
No darned wonder she looks so tired.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Dec 2016, 11:31
a beautful portrait of this lady's character. I hope that the painting of her husband will be recovered. The restitution of stolen art is a big theme in our country. Many paintings have been already given back to Jewish families. Every museum is obliged to research about the provenience of every art work.
It's certainly a very good portrait isn't it.
It's a very good painting - though I've always found those neck things ridiculous! Who started that - and why???
Shame about the painting of her husband.

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