ROMBOUT VAN TROYEN | A grotto with figures worshipping idols
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
ROMBOUT VAN TROYEN
Amsterdam circa 1605 - 1655
A GROTTO WITH FIGURES WORSHIPPING IDOLS
signed lower left: RTroyen
oil on oak panel, the reverse with an unidentified collector's red wax seal
unframed: 17 x 20.4 cm.; 6¾ x 8 in.
framed: 21.5 x 24.9 cm.; 8½x 9¾ in.
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The single oak panel is uncradled, flat and stable, and it is beveled on all four edges. The paint surface is overall clean and the varnish is slightly discolored. Inspection under UV light reveals little intervention, apart from a few tiny spots of retouchings at the left and upper margins. The painting is in overall very good condition.
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Gotthard Martinengo (1765-1857), Würzburg;
His sale, Paris, Rouillard, 20-21 May 1859, lot 18;
Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 18 May 1996, lot 1165, where acquired.
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 4, Historien und Allegorien, Münster/Hamburg/London 2010, pp. 418-21, cat. no. 71, reproduced in colour.