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PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN COUNT, FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF HRH THE LATE PRINCESS LILIANE OF BELGIUM

Southern Netherlandish, possibly Liège, 17th century 
SAINT HUBERT AND THE DEER
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF A BELGIAN COUNT, FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF HRH THE LATE PRINCESS LILIANE OF BELGIUM

Southern Netherlandish, possibly Liège, 17th century 
SAINT HUBERT AND THE DEER
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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Southern Netherlandish, possibly Liège, 17th century 
SAINT HUBERT AND THE DEER
polychromed wood and stag horn
35 by 133 by 73cm., 13¾52 3/8  by 28¾in. 
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Provenance

Maison L. Michiels, Brussels, until 1958;
acquired from the above by HRH The Late Princess Liliane of Belgium, Ferme de la Converserie, inv. no. 497

Catalogue Note

Princess Liliane of Belgium was a skilled and devoted hunter, as depicted here (fig. 1). Saint Hubert being the patron saint of the hunters, the present sculpture would have been a fitting part of her collection. La Converserie (near Bastogne in the Belgian Ardennes), where the princess owned an estate, was the place where around 680 St. Hubert, later bishop of Liège (c. 656 –727), had his famous encounter with a stag with the crucifix between its antlers which led to his conversion to Christianity.

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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