Lot 105
  • 105

Frans Francken the Younger

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Frans Francken the Younger
  • The Baptism of Christ
  • oil on copper

Provenance

Ronald Strutt, 4th Lord Belper (1912–99), Kingston Hall, Nottinghamshire;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 9 July 1976, lot 76.

Catalogue Note

Unpublished, and seemingly unique within Francken's œuvre in its depiction of the Baptism of Christ, the attribution has been confirmed by Dr. Ursula Harting upon first hand inspection of the picture (private correspondence with the present owners, January 2015) who has proposed an execution date of 1615/16.

The certificate of authenticity from Dr. Harting is available upon request.

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