Pieter Hermansz. Verelst

Dordrecht ca. 1618 – Dordrecht or Hulst ca. 1678

A Portrait of a Young Girl

Signed and dated ‘P. VERELST: 1642:’ | Lower leftOil on oak panel | With the ‘4MM‘ panel makers mark from the Dordrecht region versoH. 68 cm. | W. 53,4 cm.


PROVENANCEBy repute in the collection of Lord Croft | Croft Castle | Yarpole, Herefordshire | United Kingdome;Collection of Sir Henry Page Croft 1st Baron Croft (1881 – 1947) | Fanhams Hall | Ware | Hertfordshire | United Kingdome;Anonymous sale | Sotheby’s, London | 2 October 1950 | Lot 842 | Withdrawn and retained by the family thence by descent;Private collection | United Kingdom

LITERATUREWadum, J. et. all. (2023). ‘Unraveling a 17th-Century North Netherlandish Panel Maker’ In: International Journal of Wood Culture, 1–28, pp. 17 – 18; p. 20 and p. 24

EXPERTISEWith a dendrochronological analysis by M. Domínguez-Delmás, Research Associate of the University of Amsterdam`and DendroResearch, Wageningen, (dated 9 June 2022). The research has also revealed that the wood used for this panel is made of wood from the same tree that was used to make two other panel paintings that also have the 4MM mark. One of those paintings is also signed by the author dated in 1642.