57. Isaac Israels

Isaac Israels
(1865-1934)
A Portrait of Mr H.J. van Ogtrop (1866-1914) (1906)
Signed and dated Paris 1906 lower right
Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 89.7 cm
Provenance:
– Mr P.A.L. van Ogtrop and Mrs E. van Ogtrop-Baronesse Van Voorst tot Voorst, Laren (son and daughter-in-law of the portrayed), thence by descent
– Auction Christie’s, Amsterdam, 17 November 2009, lot 48
– Collection Van Ogtrop-Quintus, the Netherlands
Literature:
– A. Plasschaert, Het zien van schilderijen, een aantal opmerkingen, met samenvatting door Alb. Plasschaert, Van Loghum Slaterus en Visser, Arnhem, 1929 (ill.)
– A. Wagner, Isaac Israels, Uitgeverij Van Spijk, Venlo 1985, p. 80 (ill.) & 173, cat.no. 86
– Dr J.H. Reisel, Isaac Israels. Portret van een Hollandse 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 modernisation 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 portrayed 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 H.J. van Ogtrop

Taxatie
€ 15.000 - 25.000
Hamerbedrag
€ 28.000