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Thomas de Keyser
Portait of a gentleman in a brown doublet and ruff
1627
$1,250,000
Christie’s New York
Jan. 25, 2012
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Old Masters

NGA SNAGS $1.5 MIL DE KEYSER
by Paul Jeromack



Congratulations to curator Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for the museum's purchase of a beautiful Portrait of a gentleman in a brown doublet and ruff by the 17th-century Dutch master Thomas de Keyser at Christie’s New York sale of Old Master paintings on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012. Bidding via the phone, the Gallery outdid formidable competition from London dealer Jonathan Green and New York dealer Otto Naumann, paying a record price of $1,250,000 at the hammer ($1,482,500 with premium, est. $ 300,000-$500,000).

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