Indiana University Art Museum Provenance Project
Philips Koninck (Dutch, 1619-1688)
Portrait of a Boy, 1673
Oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (74.9 x 65.4 cm)
Bequest of Herman B Wells, 2001.45
unknown dates, Private Collection, Cologne, Germany
ca. 1942, Pijnakker collection [?], The Netherlands
ca. 19421943, Esher Surrey Art Gallery, The Hague (consigned by Pijnakker?)
January 25, 1943, Sale, "Beklangrijke Veiling van kostbare oude schilderijen," Van Marle en Bignell auction house, The Hague, Netherlands (cat. no. 43). (Van Marle en Bignell and Esher Surrey Art Gallery were business partners). Sold to the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne.
19431950, Collection of Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne (inventory no. 2685)
November 1950, Restituted to the Dutch government (by way of Baden-Baden transport point). (According to the Restitution Law at the time, all works purchased by the museum during the war in occupied countries were to be returned to their country of origin).
19501952, Under the care of the Dutch government
March 11, 1952, Sale, "Tableaux, antiquités, objets d'art," Frederik Muller & Co. Auction House, Amsterdam (cat. no. 702; sold for 2300 francs[?])
ca. 19601966, Newhouse Gallery, New York
1966, Purchased by Herman B Wells from the Newhouse Gallery
19662001, Collection of Herman B Wells, Bloomington, Indiana
2001, Bequest of Herman B Wells to IU Art Museum, Bloomington
October 6December 12, 2001, Living with Art: The Legacy of Herman B Wells Exhibition, IU Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana
Portret van een jongen in zwartfluweel, in zijn rechterhand houdt hij een wandelstok
Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.