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PAIR OF RELIEFS WITH CHILDREN
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Antwerp, Southern Netherlands
PAIR OF RELIEFS WITH CHILDREN
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Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Antwerp, Southern Netherlands
PAIR OF RELIEFS WITH CHILDREN
white marble
52cm., 20 1/2 in. and 54cm., 21 1/4 in.
first half 18th century
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Provenance

With Heim Gallery, circa 1980s

Catalogue Note

These intriguing marble reliefs were once attributed to the Antwerp sculptor Ambroise Galle who died in 1755 and who was responsible for the Table de communion in Antwerp Cathedral. Stylistically, with their open mouthed expressions, chubby cheeks and flowing hair (the girl's tied with fillets), they accord with this dating and recall the sculpture of Jan Pieter van Baurscheit I (1668-1728) and his son Jan Pieter van Baurscheit II (1699-1768), both of whom were active in Antwerp in the first half of the 18th century. Compare with the Group of Three Children: The Lovers' Quarrel by the elder Baurscheit in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. R.B.K. 1967-19). 

RELATED LITERATURE
C. Theuerkauff (ed.), Europäische Barockplastik am Niederrhein: Grupello und seine Zeit, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 1971, pp. 261-262, no. 194, fig. 143a

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London