Lot 142
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Louis Vallée

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Louis Vallée
  • Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter length
  • signed lower right: Louis vo
  • oil on canvas

Catalogue Note

Little is known of the Dutch artist Louis Vallée, and only a handful of works by him are known.  He is recorded in the burial register as having lived on the Warmoesstraat, in the parish of the Oude Kerk. From the signed works there can be deduced a short window of activity from 1646-53, but this apparently short career leads to speculation of an early death; indeed the artist may have been carried off by the plague which was raging in Amsterdam in 1653. 
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