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Paintings by David Bailly Sought for Exhibition

Curators of Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden are looking for information concerning several paintings by David Bailly (1584–1657).

The museum is currently preparing an exhibition about the Leiden-born artist in which De Lakenhal’s own Vanitas still life with self-portrait will be a central piece among (inter)national loans. The exhibition is scheduled from 10 March to 2 July 2023 and is co-curated by Christiaan Vogelaar and Janneke van Asperen.

Any information regarding the current whereabouts of the pictures listed below can be sent to Janneke van Asperen (

Vanitas still life, formerly private collection, France.

Portrait of a young woman with beret, signed and dated 1646, oil on panel, 22,8 x 17,8 cm (oval), sold by Phillips Auctioneers, London, 1 July 1997, lot 39.

Portraits of David Bailly and Agnetha van Swanenburg, ca. 1642, oil on panel, 37 x 29 cm (ovals), sold as attributed to Joannes de Jongh by Christie’s, Manson & Woods, New York on 18 June 1982, lot 71. FOUND!

Elegant company playing music in an interior, oil on panel, 52,5 x 71 cm, sold by Sotheby’s, New York, 28 January 2010, lot 282A.