ABRAHAM VAN DYCK
(1625 - Amsterdam - 1672)
Grace Before Dinner
Signed lower center on the table leg: AVD in ligature
Oil on canvas; 26 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches (67.9 x 75.5 cm)
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 27 May 1959, lot 97 (as School of Rembrandt); Emile Wolf, New York, by 1960; thence by descent to the family; sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 8 June 2017, lot 19.
Sarasota, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Figures at a Table, 7 February - 6 March 1960, no. 19; Montreal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Rembrandt and his Pupils, 9 January - 27 April 1969, no. 43; St. Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts; Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Dutch Life in the Golden Century, 21 January - 4 May 1975, no. 34; Providence, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Tampa, The Tampa Museum; Norfolk, The Chrysler Museum, The Discovery of the Everyday : Seventeenth Century Dutch Paintings from the Wolf Collection, 1982 - 1983, no. 10.
W. Sumowski, Review of D. Pont, Barent Fabritius, 1958, in Kunstchronik, XII, 1959, p. 291; J.R. Judson, Review of the exhibition Rembrandt and His Pupils, in The Burlington Magazine, CXI, 1969, p. 704 (as not by Abraham van Dyck, but French or Spanish); B.A. Rifkin, "Rembrandt and His Circle," in Art News, vol. 68, October 1969, p. 33, reproduced p. 32 (as circa 1650); F. Robinson, in Dutch Life in the Golden Century, exhibition catalogue, St. Petersburg and Atlanta 1975, pp. 48-49, cat. no. 34, reproduced fig. 34; W. Sumoswki, Gemälde der Rembrandt Schüler, vol. I, Landau/Pfalz 1983, p. 673 cat. no. 384, reproduced p. 705.