57. Isaac Israels

Isaac Israels
(1865-1934)
A Portrait of Mr HJ van Ogtrop (1866-1914) (1906)
Signed and dated Paris 1906 lower right
Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 89.7 cm
Provenance:
– Mr PAL van Ogtrop and Mrs E. van Ogtrop-Baronesse Van Voorst tot Voorst, Laren (son and daughter-in-law of the depicted), then by descent
– Auction Christie's, Amsterdam, November 17, 2009, lot 48
– Collection Van Ogtrop-Quintus, the Netherlands
Literature:
– A. Plasschaert, Seeing paintings, some comments, with summary by Alb. Plasschaert, Van Loghum Slaterus and Visser, Arnhem, 1929 (ill.)
—A. Wagner, Isaac Israels, Uitgeverij Van Spijk, Venlo 1985, p. 80 (ill.) & 173, cat.no. 86
– Dr JH Reisel, Isaac Israels. Portrait of a Dutch impressionist, Menno Hertzberger & Co, Amsterdam, 1967, p. 151 (ill.)
Exhibited:
– Centraal Museum, Utrecht (inv.no. 10255) (on loan from 1945-2009)
– Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam B433 (according to a label on the reverse)
Note:
Including original frame.

When Israels painted the present portrait of Henricus Joannes van Ogtrop, a stockbroker from Amsterdam, he had been living in Paris for two years. They would have met while Van Ogtrop was there for business.
Van Ogtrop was known as a bon vivant, a passionate collector, and a leading board member of the Concertgebouw. Furthermore, Van Ogtrop undertook a profound modernization of his house on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. This renovation, mainly focused on the interior and garden, was carried out by the leading modern architect Karel de Bazel and to this day bears witness to a fine artistic sense.
Van Ogtrop is depicted with casual calmness and a sense of immediacy, common to most of Israel's sought-after works made during his time in Paris, where he stayed until 1913.

Fifth photo: Mr HJ van Ogtrop

Estimate
€ 15.000 - 25.000
Hammer amount
€ 28.000