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PROPERTY FROM A UK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Abel Grimmer
INTERIOR OF ANTWERP CATHEDRAL, WITH FIGURES WORSHIPPING AND PROMENADING
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
135

PROPERTY FROM A UK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Abel Grimmer
INTERIOR OF ANTWERP CATHEDRAL, WITH FIGURES WORSHIPPING AND PROMENADING
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Abel Grimmer
ANTWERP CIRCA 1570 - 1618/9
INTERIOR OF ANTWERP CATHEDRAL, WITH FIGURES WORSHIPPING AND PROMENADING

Provenance

Major William Dalziel Mackenzie (1840–1928), Fawley Court, Henley-on-Thames;
With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London;
With Leonard Koetser Gallery, London, March 1957 (when illustrated in The London News, 23 March 1957; as Pieter Neefs I and Frans Francken II);
With Arthur Tooth & Sons, from whom bought, 17 April 1957, by
S.O.F. Bateman Esq., London; 
Thence by descent to the present owner.

Exhibited

London, Leonard Koetser Gallery, Exhibition of fine Dutch and Italian paintings, 14 March – 12 April 1957, no. 9 (as Pieter Neefs I and Frans Francken II).

Catalogue Note

This painting is one of the largest and most ambitious of Grimmer's church interiors. Having commenced his career following the example of his father Jacob and Pieter Bruegel the Elder in depicting country views, allegories and proverbs, Abel Grimmer began painting church interiors in 1595, inspired by the work of the pioneer in this genre, Hendrick van Steenwijck, who was also living in Antwerp until 1586. Very few of Grimmer's interior scenes are signed and dated, leading to many misattributions, as is the case with the present work, previously believed to be by Pieter Neefs I with figures by Frans Francken II.

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