Allegories of The Four Senses
The Property of a Distinguished Collector
Jan Breughel the YoungerAllegories of The Four Senses
30 November 2020 • London

30 November 2020 • London

30 November 2020 • London

Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
Allegories of The Four Senses
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Studio of Jan Breughel the Younger

Allegories of The Four Senses

Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP
The Property of a Distinguished Collector

Studio of Jan Breughel the Younger

Allegories of The Four Senses

Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 GBP

Description

The Property of a Distinguished Collector

Studio of Jan Breughel the Younger

Antwerp 1601 - 1678

Allegories of The Four Senses


a set of four, all oil on panel

unframed: each 74.4 x 114.7 cm.; 29 1/4 x 45 1/8 in.

framed: each 87.1 x 126.8 cm.; 34 3/8 x 49 7/8 in.

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Condition report

The four panels all have prepared reverses and are all flat, stable and uncradled. The allegories of taste and touch both have repaired joins or splits. The paint surfaces of all four pictures are clean with clear and even varnishes. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals scattered retouchings in all four, but nothing of major significance and these interventions appear to be cosmetic, small and few and far between. The paintings are in overall very good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Paris, 3 December 1957, lots 64 (Sight), 66 (Smell), 67 (Taste), 68 (Touch);

Carlos de Beistegui (1895-1970), Château de Groussay, Montfort-l'Amaury, France;

Thence by inheritance to his nephew, Juan de Beistegui, Château de Groussay, Montfort-l'Amaury, France;

His sale, Château de Groussay, on the premises, Sotheby's, Poulain & Le Fur, 2 June 1999, lot 393 (as studio of Jan Breughe the Elder);

Where acquired by a private collector, France;

By whom anonymously sold ('Property from a French Private Collection'), London, Sotheby's, 11 July 2002, lot 115 (as studio of Jan Breughel the Younger).

Literature

S. Speth-Holterhoff, Les peintres flamands de Cabinets d'amateurs au XVIIIe siècle, Brussels 1957, p. 207, note 54 (Sight and Touch).