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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE BELGIAN COLLECTION

Frans Francken the Younger
THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
108

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE BELGIAN COLLECTION

Frans Francken the Younger
THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Frans Francken the Younger
ANTWERP 1581 - 1642
THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY
signed lower right: D ov ffranck .IN. f.
oil on oak panel
45.8 x 65.4 cm.; 18 x 25 3/4  in.
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Provenance

In the collection of the present owner by 1965 (according to a label on the reverse).

Catalogue Note

The subject of the Seven Acts of Mercy was evidently popular; Francken treated it on numerous occasions in different paintings. The composition of this work can be compared to that of a larger signed picture, dated 1630, with only minor differences, in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich.1

1. Inv. no. 859; See U. Härting, Frans Francken der Jüngere (1581–1642), die Gemälde mit kritischem Œuvrekatalog, Freren 1989, p. 307, cat. no. 273, reproduced p. 309.

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