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PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION

Nicolaes Maes
CHILDREN PLAYING WITH A SWING AND TWO DOGS BEFORE A RUINED ARCH
Estimate
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PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST COLLECTION

Nicolaes Maes
CHILDREN PLAYING WITH A SWING AND TWO DOGS BEFORE A RUINED ARCH
Estimate
30,00050,000
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Nicolaes Maes
DORDRECHT 1634 - 1693 AMSTERDAM
CHILDREN PLAYING WITH A SWING AND TWO DOGS BEFORE A RUINED ARCH

Provenance

Mauerbach Depository, Austria, from where transferred to the Federation of Austrian Jewish Communities;
By whom sold, Vienna, MAK-Österrisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Christie’s, 29 October 1996, lot 66, for ATS380,0001;
Private collection.

Catalogue Note

Maes’s portraits of children are among his most engaging works, and the classical setting and imaginative poses of the children indicate that this painting dates from his maturity, in the late 1670s. The children are very similar to the putti in Sleeping Venus and dancing putti in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes, dated 1679-86.2 Dr. León Krempel, to whom we are grateful, has confirmed the attribution to Maes based on photographs.

1. For more on this sale and provenance, see K. Haslinger, “Mauerbach und der lange Weg bis zur Auktion: 1969–1996”, in T. Brückler (ed.), Kunstraub, Kunstbergung und Restitution in Österreich, 1938 bis heute, Vienna/Cologne/Weimar 1999.

2. Inv. no. IP-284, see L. Krempel, Nicolaes Maes, Petersberg 2000, p. 360, no. D30, reproduced fig. 298.

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