Lot 106
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Sebastiaan Vrancx

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Sebastiaan Vrancx
  • Autumn: a mountainous river landscape with a cooper conversing with an elegantly-dressed gentleman in the foreground, figures harvesting grapes, a tower and castle beyond
  • oil on oak panel, circular

Provenance

In the collection of the Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz;
With Galerie Sankt Lucas, Brussels, by 1959 (along with another roundel depicting 'Winter');
With Galerie Robert Finck, Brussels, by 1960;
Private Collection, Belgium;
Anonymous sale, New York, Habsburg Feldman, 9 January 1990, lot 54 (sold together with the other roundel depicting 'Winter'), for $187,000.

Exhibited

Vienna, Galerie Sanct Lucas, Ausstellung Winter. Gemälde alter Meister: Neuerwerbungen, December 1959 – January 1960;
Brussels, Galerie Robert Finck, Exposition de tableaux de maitres flamands du XVe au XXe siècle, 11–27 November 1960, no. 10.

Literature

Die Weltkunst, vol. 29, no. 24, 15 December 1959, p. 21;
Die Weltkunst, vol. 59, no. 23, 1 December 1989, p. 3937.

Catalogue Note

This work was almost certainly conceived as one of four panels representing the seasons and until very recently it remained with the depiction of Winter, with which it was sold when last on the art market in 1990 (see Provenance). The same general arrangement of this landscape can be seen in the distance of another allegory of autumn by the artist sold in these Rooms, 12 December 2002, lot 11.
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