THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond
THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond
THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond
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Property of a Private Swiss Collection

THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Property of a Private Swiss Collection

THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Private Swiss Collection

THE PSEUDO-SIMONS

active in Antwerp during the late 17th century

Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond


oil on canvas

124.4 x 101.4 cm.; 49 x 40 in.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, and the paint surface is slightly dirty with a slightly discoloured varnish. Small discoloured retouchings are visibly scattered in the background and the stone ledge. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these and also reveals a restored damage in the rightmost peach in the basket, upper right, approx. 6 x 3 cm. The painting is in overall good condition, which will benefit from cleaning and a brightening of the varnish.

"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Sotheby's, 4 April 1984, lot 254 (as attributed to Jan Pauwel Gillemans), where acquired by the father of the present owner.

Catalogue Note

A very similar painting by the artist, with an additional parakeet on the edge of the stone plinth and with the chaffinch in flight, sold at Sotheby's, London, 11 July 2002, lot 137 (oil on canvas, 127 x 99 cm.).

THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond
Property of a Private Swiss Collection
THE PSEUDO-SIMONS | Winter landscape and skaters with figures on a path in a wood, a town (probably Antwerp) beyond
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