Jan Lievens Leiden 1607 – 1674 Amsterdam

Saint Simeon and the Christ Child

Oil on panel 97.8 x 69.8 cm.

Provenance

Possibly Amsterdam, collection Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Possibly Amsterdam, collection Jan Six (1618-1700)

Possibly his sale, Amsterdam, Jan Pietersz Zomer, 6 April 1702, lot 48, to Jan Six II (1668-1750)

Possibly Middelburg, collection Jean Walran Sandra, 3 April 1713

Possibly London, collection Chaplin

Possibly his sale, London, Foster, 15 April 1835, lot 111, to Sherwood. Trent, private collection

Sale Munich, Galerie Hugo Helbing, 3 June 1908, lot 36


Literature

H. Schneider, Jan Lievens: Sein Leben und seine Werke, Haarlem 1932, pp. 23, 98, cat. no. 26 (second edition H. Schneider / R.E.O. Ekkart, Amsterdam 1973, pp. 23, 98, 322, cat. no. 26)

H. Gerson, ‘Twee vroege studies van Jan Lievens’, in: Oud Holland 69 (1954), p. 180

K. Bauch, ‘Zum Werk des Jan Lievens (I)’, in: Pantheon 25 (1967), pp. 160-170, pp. 161-162, fig. 2

H. Gerson, ‘Rembrandt’s workshop and assistants’, in: D.C. Stam (ed.), Rembrandt after three hundred years: a symposium - Rembrandt and his followers: October 22-24, 1969, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago 1973, pp. 19-31, pp. 23-24

R. Klessmann, Jan Lievens: Ein Maler im Schatten Rembrandts, exh. cat. Brauschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum 1979, p. 42, under cat. no. 1

W. Sumowski, Drawings of the Rembrandt School, 10 vols., New York 1979, 7, p. 3894; 9, p. 4794

E. Haverkamp-Begemann, ‘Simeon and the Christ Child’, in: Rembrandt and his age: focus on man, exh. cat. Stockholm, Nationalmuseum 1992-1993, pp. 30-40, p. 40, note 14

W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandtschüler, 6 vols., Landau/Pfalz 1983-1994, 3 (1983), p. 1790, no. 1223, p. 1862, fig. 1223

H. Gutbrod, Lievens und Rembrandt: Studien zum Verhältnis ihrer Kunst, Frankfurt am Main 1996, pp. 96, 309, 314

R. van Straten, Young Rembrandt: The Leiden Years 1606 – 1632, Leiden 2005, pp. 42-43, fig. 35

B. Schnackenburg, ‘Jan Lievens und Pieter de Grebber’, in: Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 68 (2007), pp. 181-218, pp. 194-195, fig. 11, pp. 197, 205

D. de Witt, The Bader Collection: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, Kingston 2008, pp. 189-190, fig. 113a