Director: Bob Haboldt

De Lairessestraat 96
1071 PJ Amsterdam

Phone: +33 (0)1 42 66 44 54
E-mail: oldmasters@haboldt.com

Haboldt • Pictura

An internationally renowned art dealer in old master paintings and drawings, Bob Haboldt is a leading expert in his field since more than forty years. His trained eye is focused on different European schools, but his preference in the field of old master drawings goes to the Dutch and Flemish artists active in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Every work of his collection is selected for its very high quality.

Bob Haboldt founded his business in New York in 1983, and has currently showrooms in Amsterdam, Paris and New York.

The gallery participates in the Salon du Dessin in Paris, and The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht.

Bob Haboldt is celebrating forty years of dealing in old masters with a forthcoming publication: Optic Verve. Haboldt & Co.’s Old Master Paintings and Drawings since 1983.

Haboldt • Pictura : Jacques DE GHEYN II, Un Berger Agenouillé en Prière, c. 1603


Antwerp 1565 – 1629 The Hague


A Kneeling Shepherd,
c. 1603

Black and white chalk, pen and brown ink, white heightening, on light brown paper, 193 x 147 mm



  • Collection Jacob de Vos Jbzn (1803-1882), Amsterdam (L. 1450)
  • His sale, Amsterdam, 22 May 1883, part of lot 191
  • Collection L.X. Lannoy
  • His sale, Amsterdam, 19 November 1889, lot 44
  • Collection Pieter Langerhuizen (1839-1918), “Crailoo” near Bussum (L. 2095)
  • His sale, Amsterdam, 29 April 1919, lot 316
  • Cornelis Hofstede de Groot (1863-1930), The Hague (L. 561)
  • His sale, Leipzig, 4 November 1931, lot 94
  • With C.G. Boerner, Leipzig
  • from whom purchased by I.Q. van Regteren Altena on 31 December 1931
  • Collection I.Q. van Regteren Altena (1899-1980), Amsterdam
  • and then to his heirs
  • Their sale, London, Christie’s, 10 July 2014, lot 25
  • With Haboldt · Pictura, Amsterdam
  • Private collection, The Netherlands, until 2020


  • I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn: an introduction to the study of his drawings, Amsterdam, 1936, pp. 49, 96
  • K.G. Boon, Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries in the Rijksmuseum, The Hague, 1987, vol. 1, p. 76
  • I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Jacques de Gheyn: Three Generations, The Hague, 1983, vol. II, pp. 25-26, no. 32, vol. III, pl. 247
  • C. van Hasselt, in Le Héraut du dix-septième siècle: Dessins et gravures de Jacques de Gheyn II et III, exh. Cat. (Paris, Fondation Custodia), 1985, p. 35, under no. 11, note 21
  • W.W. Robinson, in The Age of Brueghel: Netherlandish Drawings in the Sixteenth Century, exh. cat. (Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, and New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library), 1986-87, pp. 142-3, under no. 49, fig. 1
  • K.G. Boon, The Netherlandish and German Drawings of the XVth and XVIth Centuries of the Frits Lugt Collection, Paris, 1992, vol. I, p. 150, under no. 82, note 21