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Jacobus Buys
TWO THEATRICAL SCENES: A) A SCENE FROM MOLIÈRE'S TARTUFFE B) A SCENE FROM LINGELBACH'S FALSE VIRTUE
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Jacobus Buys
TWO THEATRICAL SCENES: A) A SCENE FROM MOLIÈRE'S TARTUFFE B) A SCENE FROM LINGELBACH'S FALSE VIRTUE
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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Jacobus Buys
AMSTERDAM 1724 - 1801
TWO THEATRICAL SCENES: A) A SCENE FROM MOLIÈRE'S TARTUFFE B) A SCENE FROM LINGELBACH'S FALSE VIRTUE
Quantity: 2
Both point of the brush and three shades of grey wash, over traces of black chalk, within grey ink framing lines;
both signed and dated, lower right: J. Buÿs 1757
A) 265 by 179 mm
B) 265 by 182 mm
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Provenance

Probably Baron Hendrick van Slingelandt (1702-1759);
thence by descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

Jacobus Buys specialised in refined interior scenes which are also theatrical, and at times comic in character. A pupil of Cornelis Troost, Buys, like his master, frequently painted and drew scenes from plays, which probably explains the close compositional resemblances shared between his drawing for Lingelbach's False Virtue in the present lot, and a pastel dating to 1743, by Troost, of the same subject in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.1

The compositions for both of the drawings in the present lot are also known through two later pastels executed by Buys,2 now held in the collection of The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

1. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Inv. no. SK-A-1707

2. See J.W. Niemeijer, Cornelis Troost 1696-1750, Assen 1973, pp. 410-411, reproduced

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