Paintings by Jacobus Vrel Sought by Bernd Ebert, Cécile Tainturier and Quentin Buvelot

In the Fall of 2020, the first retrospective exhibition of Jacobus Vrel (active 1650-1670) will open at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (12 October 2020 – 10 January 2021), and travel to the Fondation Custodia – Frits Lugt Collection in Paris (29 January – 18 April 2021) and the Mauritshuis in The Hague (20 May – 29 August 2021). The three organizers are preparing a catalogue raisonné of the oeuvre of this enigmatic painter and searching for the whereabouts of a number of paintings. We would therefore greatly appreciate any information that you can provide on paintings or drawings by the artist, especially concerning the following missing works:

Street Scene, panel, 33.5 x 26.5 cm, formerly with Charles Roelofsz Gallery, Amsterdam, 1988

A Weavers Workshop, panel, 61 x 46.5 cm, sold in London (Phillips), 19 April 1994, lot 201

Street Scene with Couple in Conversation, panel, 38.2 x 31.9 cm, sold in Amsterdam (Christie’s), 1 September 2004, lot 32 (not identical with the painting sold at Sotheby’s, New York, 30 January 2019, lot 31)

Kitchen Interior, panel, 54.5 x 41.5 cm, signed J. Frel, sold in Vienna (Kende), 14-17 May 1935, lot 744, last seen in Vienna, Sammlung Mautner-Markhof , 1962

Please contact Bernd Ebert, Cécile Tainturier or Quentin Buvelot if you have information about the whereabouts of these artworks.