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Jakob Ferdinand Saeys
A CLASSICAL PORTICO WITH AN ELEGANT COMPANY GATHERED BY A FOUNTAIN
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LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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Jakob Ferdinand Saeys
A CLASSICAL PORTICO WITH AN ELEGANT COMPANY GATHERED BY A FOUNTAIN
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Jakob Ferdinand Saeys
ANTWERP 1658 - 1735 VIENNA
A CLASSICAL PORTICO WITH AN ELEGANT COMPANY GATHERED BY A FOUNTAIN
signed and dated lower center: Saeys 1694
oil on canvas 
36 3/4 by 27 7/8 in.; 93.3 by 73.3 cm.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 7 June 2002, lot 69;
There purchased by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Saeys' training with the Antwerp-based painter of architectural views, Wilhelm von Ehrenberg, greatly influenced Saeys' choice of subject matter. Here, the monumental portico, before which an elegant company has gathered is a superb example of the master's fanciful architectural renderings. The sharp light cast on the building and the way in which the pale sky sets off the composition are particularly striking elements that contribute to the artist's success in suggesting scale and volume. The inclusion of elements such as the peacock and page boy add a playful dimension to the painting. The picture is dated 1694, a decade after Saeys moved to Vienna, and the same year as his wedding to Maria van Risman.

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