Property from a Private Collection
AFTER ABRAHAM BLOEMAERT
The Expulsion of Adam and Eve
oil on canvas
188.5 x 188.5 cm.; 74¼ x 74¼ in.
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With the Ham Gallery, London, 1966;
M. Cripps (later Baron Parmoor), 1967;
His anonymous sale ('The Property of a Nobleman'), London, Sotheby's, 8 July 1987, lot 71, for £10,000 to Esperia Arts;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 29 April 2010, lot 174, where acquired by the present owner.
London, Heim Gallery, Autumn Exhibition, 3 November – 21 December 1966, cat. no. 16, as by Juan Antonio Frias y Escalante with the attribution due to José Guidol and Javier de Salas;
Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum, Four Centuries of Spanish Painitng, 1967, no. 57, lent by M. Cripps, as by Juan Antonio Frias y Escalante.
M.G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his Sons, Ghent 1993, vol. I, p. 123, cat. no. 75 1, with incorrect measurements, as 'very likely Spanish'.
The composition is derived from Jan Sanredam's engraving after a print by Abraham Bloemart.(1)
1 See Roethlisberger 1993, vol. I, pp. 120, 123, reproduced vol. II, fig. 130.