Monday, 23 January 2017

"Antwerp School, late 16th" is a copy after Frans Floris

Hôtel des Ventes Evreux, from France, sells on 29 January 2017 an "Antwerp School, late 16th century" Christ and the Samaritan woman, estimated at 3,000 to 4,000 Euro.

The painting is a much weaker version of a composition sold at Bukowski's from Stockholm in 2013 for 6,000 Euro. The main interesting factor of the work for sale is that it is larger, while the one at Bukowski's may have been cut down, so the one now is in that regard perhaps closer to the original. In everything else it is farther removed though, and it may be a lot more recent as well. It certainly doesn't seem to be worth 3,000 Euro if you could have had that other version for 6,000 Euro. An estimate of 1,000 to 1,500 Euro seems the maximum this may achieve, assuming that it is 17th century or older at least.

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