Please note the Provenance in the printed catalogue is wrong and should read: Acquired by Luis Carabe Palacios from the Marques de Aracena, Palacio de Sanchez- Dalp, Seville; Thence by family descent.
1) This lot is painted on canvas.
2) We are grateful to Drs. Luuk Pijl for pointing out that a very comparable work by Bril, of identical size , dated 1619 and quite probably a pendant to the present work, is in a private collection. A copy is reproduced by A. Ottani Cavina, Carlo Saraceni, Milan 1968, fig. 1, as by Annibale Carracci.
This lot is an Allegory of Summer and not Autumn as described in the printed catalogue.
The measurements of the period carved and giltwood frame are 270.5 by 295cm.
The estimate for this lot is £100,000 - 150,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
The frame for this lot is available upon request - please contact the Early British Paintings department.