Lot 136
  • 136

PIETER PIETERSZ. THE YOUNGER Joseph distributing the harvest to the Egyptians and Benjamin being presented to his brother, the discovery of the silver cup in the sack of corn beyond

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Sold
12,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Joseph distributing the harvest to the Egyptians and Benjamin being presented to his brother, the discovery of the silver cup in the sack of corn beyond
  • oil on oak panel
  • 84 x 158 cm.; 33 x 62 1/4  in.

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 11 March 1983, lot 84, as one of a pair (as P. Aertsen);
Anonymous sale, Paris, Drouot, 12 December 1989, lot 56, as one of a pair (as Pieter Aertsen);
Anonymous sale, London, Philips, 7 July 2007, lot 36 (as Nicolaes van Houy).

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Peter van den Brink for identifying this as the work of Pieter Pietersz. the Younger, on inspection of images. This painting's pendant, with which it was offered in 1983 and 1989 (see Provenance), depicted The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

Pieter Pietersz the Younger was the son of Pieter Pietersz., and the grandson of Pieter Aertsen, as well as the grandfather of Dirck Santvoort. His Ecce Homo in the Amsterdam Museum is signed with a trident and dated 1610.1 Pieter Pietersz the Younger quoted his father and grandfather quite often, especially with regard to figure types, specific stances (the meandering form on the skirt of the man in front comes directly from Pieter Pietersz. the Elder) and architectural elements.

1 Amsterdam Museum inv. no. A 40891; RKD no. 219176.

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