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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE EARLS OF WARWICK

Jan Baptist Tijssens
GUARDROOM INTERIOR WITH ARMOUR AND A STANDARD BEHIND
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE EARLS OF WARWICK

Jan Baptist Tijssens
GUARDROOM INTERIOR WITH ARMOUR AND A STANDARD BEHIND
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Jan Baptist Tijssens
ANTWERP 1657- AFTER 1723
GUARDROOM INTERIOR WITH ARMOUR AND A STANDARD BEHIND
inventory number 71 etched into the reverse
oil on oak panel, probably reduced along the left vertical margin
33.8 by 25.4 cm.; 13 1/4  by 10 in.
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Provenance

Probably George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1746–1816), by 1800;
Henry Richard Greville, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1779–1853);
Thence by descent.

Exhibited

Wellesley (Mass.), Davis Museum, on long term loan.

Literature

Probably Anon., 'Pictures and Articles of Curiosity', in Inventory of the Contents of Warwick Castle,(Warwickshire Record Office CR1886/466), ms., circa 1800, n.p., ('Teniers - A guard room with armour'), hanging in the End Room;
Probably Anon., Inventory of the Contents of Warwick Castle, ms., 1806, in the Little Dining Room;
Probably W. Field, An Historical and Descriptive Account of Leamington Spa, Warwick 1815, p. 200, ('A Guard Room, with Armour - by Teniers'), in the State Dressing Room, opposite the south window, centre;
Probably S. Woodburne, Notes on the Paintings at Warwick Castle, 1832, no. 85 ('Guard House- D. Teniers'), in the End Room;
C. W. Spicer, Vitruvius Britannicus. History of Warwick Castle, London 1844, p. 36 (‘Group of Armour and Standard’), in the Compass Room;
H. T. Cooke, An Historical and Descriptive Guide to Warwick Castle…, Warwick 1847, p. 86 (‘Guard Room, with troopers drinking, armour, trophies of war, &c., by Bourdon’), in the Portrait Gallery;
W. Kendall, Inventory of Warwick Castle, ms., 1853, ('Guardroom with Troopers Drinking, armour etc, by Bourdon'), in the Boudoir;
Anon., Inventory of Warwick Castle, ms., circa 1860, in the Boudoir;

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer for proposing the attribution to Tijssens. In its general mise-en-scène and in the specific details of the figures and the armour on the floor the painting is based on the signed composition of Tijssens' teacher Anton Goubau in the Narodni Galerie, Prague.1 The Goubau continues to the left into a horizontal composition as it seems likely did the present lot: at the extreme left margin we can see the nose, moustache and chin of the figure next to the woman that features in the centre of the Goubau.

1. For which see A. Tieze, Anton Goubau, Stuttgart 2004, pp. 125-6, cat. no. A16, reproduced.

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