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157
Flemish School, 16th Century
A MERRY COMPANY AT A PEASANT WEDDING
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 USD
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157
Flemish School, 16th Century
A MERRY COMPANY AT A PEASANT WEDDING
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Flemish School, 16th Century
A MERRY COMPANY AT A PEASANT WEDDING

Provenance

Mathias Komor (L.1882a);
from whom purchased by John and Alice Steiner in October 1972

Exhibited

Cambridge, Mass., Fogg Art Museum, et al, Renaissance and Baroque drawings from the collections of John and Alice Steiner, 1977, no. 42, reproduced (as Marten van Cleve (?))

Catalogue Note

This lively peasant scene has been attributed to both Jan Verbeeck and Maerten van Cleve, but does not correspond very closely with the known drawings of either of these artists.  In the 1977 exhibition catalogue (see below), it was suggested that the drawing might just be a work by Van Cleve from a different period of his career than his other known drawings, but the stylistic variations seem in the end too great for this theory to be sustainable.  It is, however, still a fascinating, and highly original, drawing by an accomplished mid-16th century Flemish hand.  Another in the same distinctive technique was sold, London, Sotheby's, 9 April 1970, lot 67.  

Old Master Drawings

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