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Attributed to Marten van Cleve the Elder
ANTWERP CIRCA 1527 - BEFORE 24 NOVEMBER 1581
A PEASANT HOLDING A TANKARD

Catalogue Note

A similar painting by Marten van Cleve which also depicts a single figure holding a jug is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania (inv. no. 425).1 Both compositions are similar in subject, technique, and size. However, the present painting shows the profile of a male figure, while the panel at the Philadelphia Museum has the frontal view of an elderly lady.

1. See K. Ertz & C. Nitze-Ertz, Marten van Cleve 1524-1581 : Kritischer Katalog der Gemälde und Zeichnungen, Lingen 2014, pp. 72, 212, cat no. 181, reproduced fig. nos. 95 and 181.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York