The composition derives from Hieronymus Francken I's original, signed in monogram and dated 1565, in the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen.
We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Volker Manuth for identifying the subject of Jacob burying the idols (Genesis 35:4).
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
We are grateful to Dr. Claire Baisier for identifying this church interior as the Sint Joris church in Antwerp, which was demolished in the 19th Century.
This painting is not no. A3 in F.G. Meijer, 'Addenda en corrigenda op Lucias Grisebachs catalogus van werken van Willem Kalf' (under Literature), but no. B6. Fred Meijer considers this painting to be an early 18th Century copy. Thus the provenance and exhibition details before 1970 are uncertain.