Thursday, 19 January 2017

"Circle of Anthonie Palamedesz" is Follower of Francken or Lisaert

Freeman's, from the USA, sells on 23 January 2017 a "Circle of Anthonie Palamedesz" "Interior with Female Figures", estimated at $2,000 to $3,000.

It is the same composition as a painting I already discussed in April 2015; a depiction of the story of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, which goes back to a composition by (presumably) Hieronymus Francken and which was often copied, mainly by members of the Lisaert family. I will not repeat the whole story here, you can read it again at the older blog post. Although they hard to really see on this version, it is remarkable that the three paintings at the top are always different ones, as if they got a version where these weren't painted already and just had a description "add some depictions of naughty or terrible stories like Lot and his Daughters".

This one here is a bit more naive and slightly more modern perhaps than the other ones, and the estimate seems about right (although the painting is damaged and will cost a bit to get right again). But the attribution is quite a way off. 

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