9. Juriaan van Streek

Juriaan van Streek
(1632-1687)
Card Players
Signed on the edge of the table lower right
Oil on canvas, 106.5 × 101.4 cm
Provenance:
– Collection Baron Martignac
— Auction Ernest George et al., London, March 7, 1923
– Collection J. Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1927, cat.no. 33
– Auction Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, The Estates of Mr. SPD May and Mrs. R. May-Fuld, December 2-5, 1941, lot 419
– Auction Van Marle, de Sille & Baan, Rotterdam, 20-22 December 1950, lot 208
- Private collection, the Netherlands
– Painting restituted to the Heir of Jacques Goudstikker, December 2022
Note:
Juriaan van Streek was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was praised for his still lifes and how he painted their objects, which included helmets, books, letters, musical instruments, and skulls. This present lot exemplifies how Van Streek also excelled at painting different themes, such as these two men playing cards. The subject of 'card games' has a long tradition in art history and was especially popular in the seventeenth century. The dark tones in which Van Streek depicts this scene strengthen the sentimental mood and dramatize the subject.
* Condition report available upon request

Estimate
€ 2.000 - 4.000
Hammer amount
€ 2.800