Pieter Jacobs Codde

Amsterdam 1599 - Amsterdam 1678


A Painter in his Studio, Tuning a Lute.

Oil on panel, 41 x 54 cm
Signed and dated on the cross bar of the easel:
PCodde 162[9?]

Provenance Brussels, with art dealer Gaston Neumans, by whom sold to;
Munich, collection Hermann Heinemann (d. 1920) and Sophie Heinemann née Alexander, 1912 Munich, collection Sophie Heinemann née Alexander, 1920, by whom sold to;
Munich, Galerie Heinemann, 1928;
Munich, collection Friedrich Heinrich Zinckgraf (Galerie am Lenbachplatz, formerly Heinemann), 1938 Dietramszell (art repository Kloster Dietramszell), Friedrich Heinrich Zinckgraf, 1942;
Munich, Central Collecting Point, 1947, from where restituted by the allied authorities to;
Munich, Galerie Zinckgraf, 1949; Gundelfingen, collection Eugen Zaiss and Erika Zaiss née Haas, thence by decent to the present owners.

Literature R. van Eijnden, A. van der Willigen, Geschiedenis der vaderlandsche schilderkunst, sedert de helft der XVIII eeuw, 4 vols, Haarlem 1816-1840, 1 (1816), p. 144;
C.B. Playter, Willem Duyster and Pieter Codde : the “Duystere Werelt” of Dutch genre painting, c. 1625-1635, 2 vols., diss. Cambridge (MA), Harvard University 1972, 1, p. 91; 2, fig. 134;
P. Torresan, ‘Per una rivalutazione di Pieter Codde’, in: Antichità Viva 14 (1975), pp. 12-23, p. 20, fig. 16;
H.-J. Raupp, ‘Musik im Atelier : Darstellungen musizierender Künstler in der niederländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts’, in: Oud Holland 92 (1978), pp. 106-128, pp. 127-128, fig. 12;
R.E. Fleischer, ‘Quirijn van Brekelenkam and The Artist’s Workshop in the Hermitage Museum’, in: R.E. Fleischer,
S.S. Munshower (eds.), The Age of Rembrandt : Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting (Papers in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University, vol. 3), University Park (PA) 1988, pp. 70-93, p. 74, note 9;
L.J. Deboer, Martial Arts: military themes and imagery in Dutch art of the Golden Age, diss. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan 1990, pp. 136-137, fig. 82;
H. Buijs, in: Q. Buvelot, H. Buijs, A choice collection : seventeenth-century Dutch paintings from the Frits Lugt collection, exh. cat. The Hague, Mauritshuis 2002, pp. 82-83, under cat. no. 10, fig. 10c (as Pieter Codde, circle of);
K. Kleinert, Atelierdarstellungen in der niederländischen Genremalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts : realistisches Abbild oder glaubwürdiger Schein?, Petersberg 2006, pp. 137-138, 141-142, 152, 196-197, cat. no. 8;
J. Rosen, ‘Codde not Brekelenkam: a case of mistaken identity’, in: The Burlington Magazine 160 (2018), pp. 112-117, p. 116, fig. 7.

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