Lot 108 (Old Master Paintings & Drawings, 22nd April 2021)
BERNHARD KEILHAU CALLED MONSÙ BERNARDO (HELSINGOR 1624 - ROME 1687)
oil on canvas
108 x 150 cm (42 1/2 x 59 in.)
Sale, Sotheby’s, Florence, 18th October 1969, lot 103;
Sale, Minerva Auctions, Rome, 27th November 2018, lot 202.
Heimbürger M., Bernardo Keilhau detto Monsù Bernardo, Rome, 1988, no. 232
The present work is recorded in the Fondazione Zeri photo archive as fully attributed to Monsu Bernardo (no. 48460). After training in his native Denmark, Bernhard Keil worked in Rembrandt’s studio and then, in 1651, left the Dutch Republic for Italy, where he eventually settled in Rome. Other works by the artist can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (The Lacemaker), in the Boijmans Museum van Beuningen in Rotterdam, (Family Group in an Interior) and in the Princeton University Art Museum, (Seated Girl with Wreaths of Roses).
Estimated at £8,000 - £12,000