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PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

Petrus van Schendel
BELGIAN
A MARKET AT DUSK
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 128,500 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

Petrus van Schendel
BELGIAN
A MARKET AT DUSK
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 128,500 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Petrus van Schendel
1806-1870
BELGIAN
A MARKET AT DUSK
signed P van Schendel lower right
oil on panel
83.5 by 121.5cm., 33 by 48in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr Jan de Meere.

Provenance

The grandparents of the present owner (by 1924); thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Petrus van Schendel studied at the Academy of Antwerp under the tutelage of Jan van Bree. Blending the romantic with the neo-classical, he specialised in nocturnal Dutch market scenes where he explored the subtle and theatrical effects of candle and lamplight on the human face and body. Van Schendel was clearly influenced by seventeenth century northern masters of light, collectively known as Utrecht Caravaggisti and who included Gerrit van Honthorst (1592-1656), Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629) and Dirck van Baburen (1594/5-1624), but no doubt also by the chiaroscuro techniques of the eighteenth-century English painter Joseph Wright of Derby (fig. 1).

19th Century European Paintings

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