Lot 108
  • 108

Frans Francken the Younger

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Frans Francken the Younger
  • The Seven Acts of Mercy
  • signed lower right: D ov ffranck .IN. f.
  • oil on oak panel


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.