Lot 113
  • 113

Jacob van Loo

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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Description

  • Jacob van Loo
  • A mother and her son in the guise of Venus and Cupid
  • signed, lower right: J. v. Loo f / An.o 16 [...]
  • oil on canvas, unlined

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Angers, 25 November 1970, lot 198;
With Galerie Heim-Gairac, Paris, 1971;
From whom acquired by the father of the present owners.

Literature

D. Mandrella, Jacob van Loo 1614–1670, Paris 2011, p. 203, fig. 146, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

Mandrella dates this painting to the year of Van Loo's death, 1670, and as such positions this work as one of the last he produced. The work is possibly a portrait, judging by the character and appearance of the sitter. The golden apple, held in the sitter's right hand, was one of the attributes of Venus and relates to the Judgement of Paris.
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