Wednesday, 26 April 2017

"Flemish master, 17th / 18th century" is copy after Van Dyck

Henry's, from Mutterstadt, Germany, sells on 29 January 2017 a "Flemish Master, 17th or 18th century" Jesus receiving the vinegar sponge at the cross, estimated at 1,600 Euro.

It is a copy (in reverse) after a work by Antoon van Dyck, kept in the Saint Michaels Chruch in Ghent.

As a reverse copy, it is probably based on an engraving (e.g. the one from Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert, as shown here from the British Museum). This is also evidenced by the different colours, like the very pink(!) manes of the horse. The copy isn't very good though, so it will struggle to fetch the estimate.

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