Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Portrait of Jan Willemsz. van der Pluym (c.1565-1644), bust-length; an­d Portrait of Jaapgen Carels (1565-1640), bust-length

Found at Christies, London
Old Masters Part I, Lot 11
6. Jul - 6. Jul 2023
Estimate: 5.000.000 - 8.000.000 GBP
Price realised: 11.235.000 GBP
REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. van RIJN (LEIDEN 1606-1669 AMSTERDAM)
Portrait of Jan Willemsz. van der Pluym (c.1565-1644), bust-length; an­d Portrait of Jaapgen Carels (1565-1640), bust-length
the first signed and dated 'Rembrandt / f. 1635' (centre right), indistinctly signed 'Remb[...]' (lower right), and inscribed 'Æ 69' (centre left); the second signed, dated and inscribed 'Æ 70 / Rembrandt / f. 1635' (centre left)
oil on panel, oval
the first 8 ½ x 6 5/8 in. (20.8 x 16.7 cm.); the second 7 ¾ x 6 ¼ in. (19.9 x 16.7 cm.)
(2)a pair

Upper estimate price exceeded by 40 %.

The work Portrait of Jan Willemsz. van der Pluym (c.1565-1644), bust-length; an­d Portrait of Jaapgen Carels (1565-1640), bust-length by Rembrandt van Rijn was auctioned at Christies in London in July this year. It achieved a price of GBP 11,235,000.00 (€ 13,107,839.84), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 40%. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Rembrandt van Rijn - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Portrait of a lady, aged 62, perhaps Aeltje Pietersdr. Uylenburgh, wife of Johannes Cornelisz. Sylvius, half-length, in black costume and a cap and collar, which sold at auction in December 2000 for GBP 19,803,750.00 (€ 31,547,196.55).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 40 % übertroffen

Die Arbeit Portrait of Jan Willemsz. van der Pluym (c.1565-1644), bust-length; an­d Portrait of Jaapgen Carels (1565-1640), bust-length von Rembrandt van Rijn kam im Juli diesen Jahres bei Christies in London zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 11.235.000,00 (€ 13.107.839,84) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 40%. Für andere Arbeiten von Rembrandt van Rijn mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Portrait of a lady, aged 62, perhaps Aeltje Pietersdr. Uylenburgh, wife of Johannes Cornelisz. Sylvius, half-length, in black costume and a cap and collar beobachtet, die im Dezember 2000 für GBP 19.803.750,00 (€ 31.547.196,55) versteigert wurde.

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