Follower of Dirck Bouts
Portrait of a Donor
oil on hardboard, transferred from panel
painted surface: 25.7 x 20.6 cm (10 1/8 x 8 1/8 in)
John Osmaston, Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire, by 1879.  Alfred Brown, Brighton, by 1906.  Mrs. M. A. T. Slark; (sale, Christie's, London, 25 June 1948, no. 67, as by Jan van Eyck); acquired by (David M. Koetser Gallery, New York, London, and Zurich).  (M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1950); on joint account with (Thomas Agnew and Sons, London) and (Pinakos, Inc [Rudolf Heinemann], New York); purchased February 1952 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1961 to NGA.  John Osmaston is listed as owner in Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and by Deceased Masters of the British School, London, Royal Academy of the Arts, 1879, no. 218 (as Jan van Eyck).  Alfred Brown is listed as owner in Exhibition of Works by Flemish and Modern Belgian Painters, London, Art Gallery of the Corporation of London (Guildhall), 1906, no. 4 (as John van Eyck).  Seller and buyer per annotated auctioneer catalogue, Christie's Archive, London.  Knoedler stock book no. 10, p. 40, no. A3945, and sales book no. 16, p. 383, M. Knoedler and Co.Records, Getty Research Institute (copies NGA curatorial files).