Wednesday, 11 April 2018

"Flemish School" is copy after Louis de Caullery

Horta, from Belgium, sells on 23 April 2018 a "Flemish School, 17th century" Bacchus, estimated at 6,000 to 8,000 Euro. It has an old attribution to Frans Francken.

It is a copy after Louis de Caullery, one of hs more common works, the Triumph of Bacchus

It is part of a series of similar works together with the Triumph of Venus and the Triumph of Ceres. The best, probably original version of these works can be seen together in Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen (although I can't find them on the Rosenborg website and had to rely on the RKD for these images).

The estimate is probably a bit high, 3,000 to 4,000 Euro seems more reasonable for a good but far from brilliant copy.

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