9. Juriaan van Streek

Juriaan van Streek
Card Players
Signed on the edge of the table lower right
Oil on canvas, 106.5 x 101.4 cm
– Collection Baron Martignac
– Auction Ernest George e.a., London, 7 March 1923
– Collection J. Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1927, cat.no. 33
– Auction Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, De nalatenschappen van den heer S. P. D. May en mevrouw R. May-Fuld, 2-5 December 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
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 dramatise the subject.
* Condition report available upon request

€ 2.000 - 4.000
€ 2.800