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Adam, Count von Schwarzenberg (1583 – 1641), Herrenmeister of the Johanniterorden and, later, Governor of Brandenburg

description

Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt (1566 - 1641)

Oil on panel: 27 1/8 x 20 7/8 in. (69 x 53 cm.)
Signed and dated, center left: 'Aetatis 46. / A ° 1629 / M. Mierevelt'

Provenance

Presumably by descent within the Schwarzenberg family;
Adolphe Schloss (1842 – 1910), Paris, by 1903; bequeathed to his wife
Lucie Schloss (1858 - 1938); to their children, who moved the entire collection from Paris to Château de Chambon, Laguenne on 20 August 1939 for safekeeping; until 16 April 1943 when confiscated by Vichy officials who relocated the whole collection to
Banque de France, Limoges; until 9 August 1943 when transferred to
CGQJ headquarters; kept here until 1 November 1943, when 262 Schloss paintings were sold to
The Linz Museum Project; transferred to
Jeu de Paume, Paris on 2 November 1943; then transferred to
The Führerbau, Munich on 24 November 1943; until 30 April 1945, when the Schloss-Linz paintings were stolen from the Führerbau;
Christie's, Rome, 12 April 1991, lot 60;
Private collection, Europe; until 2020 when restituted to the Schloss heirs.

Literature

F. W. J. G. Snijder van Wissenkerke, Catalogus van de tentoonstelling van oude portretten, The Hague 1903, pp. 47 - 48, no. 84. [lent by A. Schloss].
Clotilde Brière-Misme., Catalogue of the Schloss Collection, 1923, no. 158.
Banque Dreyfus inventory, 11 August 1943, p. 19, n°158.
German inventory B323/1212, 1943, p. 39, n°134.
Pusey register, directory of spoliated property n°244;
Marie Hamon-Jugnet, 'Collection Schloss: oeuvres spoliées pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale non restituées, 1943-1998', Paris, 1998, p. 109.

Exhibition

The Hague, Oude Portretten, 1 July to 1 September 1903, p. 46, no. 84.

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Adam, Count von Schwarzenberg (1583 – 1641), Herrenmeister of the Johanniterorden and, later, Governor of Brandenburg

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