Portrait of a Woman Holding a Book
oil on lindenwood panel
40.6 x 30.4 cm (16 x 12 in)
Private collection, Milan. Michel Van Gelder, Château Zeecrabbe, Uccle, Belgium.  (Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin), from at least 1928 until 1931.  (Julius Böhler, Munich) in 1931.  Possibly (Leo Blumenreich, Berlin).  Captain Norman Robert Colville [1893-1974], London; (his sale, Christie's, London, 24 February 1939, no. 99, withdrawn).  (Matthiesen, London) in 1939. Mrs. Sterner, US.  (Paul Drey, New York), by 1942;  sold 1948 to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955]; gift 1961 to the Denver Art Museum, no. 1961.168 (on loan from the Kress Foundation, 1954–61).  Not described in Louis Dumont-Wilden, La collection Michel van Gelder : au château Zeecrabbe, a Uccle, Brussels, 1911.  Illustrated and decribed as with Matthiesen in Pantheon, October 1928 p. 510 and 520; mentioned also in Pantheon, February 1931 p. 69, repro frontispiece.  Böhler per annotated photo mount in Will Library, London.  Blumenreich per annotated photo mount in Will Library, London.  Withdrawn from sale and returned to owner, per Christie's Archives, London.  Matthiesen and Sterner per annotated photo mounts in Will Library, London. The latter may refer to the Marie Sterner Gallery in New York.  Lent by Drey to an exhibition in Baltimore in 1942.