FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head
FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head
FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head
FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head
FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head
FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head
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This lot is sold pursuant to a settlement agreement between the heirs of Jacques Goudstikker and the current possessor

FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

This lot is sold pursuant to a settlement agreement between the heirs of Jacques Goudstikker and the current possessor

FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK | Study of a saint's head

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:30,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

This lot is sold pursuant to a settlement agreement between the heirs of Jacques Goudstikker and the current possessor

FOLLOWER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK

STUDY OF A SAINT'S HEAD


oil on oak panel

unframed: 47.6 x 40.2 cm.; 18¾ x 15⅞ in.

framed: 71 x 64.5 cm.; 28 x 25⅜ in.


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Condition Report

Property from Various Owners is available to view at the Sotheby’s Greenford Park warehouse, 13 and 16 – 18 September (10 - 4pm), by appointment.


The panel is uncradled. The left, upper and right margins have been extended: 1, 2 and 5 cm. respectively, and there is minor frame abrasion along all four edges. The paint surface has a relatively discoloured varnish. There are scattered discoloured retouchings visible in the background, and a few faint surface scratches in the sitter's body. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish which fluoresces opaquely, underneath which scattered retouchings are revealed along the left, upper and right margins, in the background, as well as a handful of pin-prick spots in his eyes, nostril, hair, and body. The painting appears in overall good condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Richard Dawson, 1st Earl of Dartrey (1817-1897), his red wax seal on the reverse;

With Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, by 1926;

Anonymous sale, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 14 June 1955, lot 144 (as a study by Van Dyck).

Exhibited

The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Collection Goudstikker, 13 March – 4 April 1926, no. 42 (as a study by Van Dyck).

Literature

G. Gluck, Van Dyck. Des Meisters Gemälde, New York 1931, under cat. no. S 240, p. 544 (as a study by Van Dyck);

S. Barnes, N. de Poorter, H. Vey and O. Millar, Van Dyck. The complete paintings, New Haven 2004, pp. 261–62, under cat. no. III.22 (as a copy).

Catalogue Note

This study is related to the head of Saint John on the extreme right of Van Dyck's altarpiece showing The Crucifixion of Christ between two thieves in the Cathedral of St. Rumbold, Mechelen.1


1 https://rkd.nl/explore/images/72180

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