Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Thomas Wijck

Figures outside a tavern with a woman sewing, travellers on a bridge beyond

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December 5, 02:47 PM GMT

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26,000 - 35,000 GBP

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Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Thomas Wyck

Beverwijk or Haarlem circa 1616 - 1677 Haarlem

Figures outside a tavern with a woman sewing, travellers on a bridge beyond


signed lower right: TWijck f. (TW in ligature)

oil on oak panel

unframed: 55.8 x 48.7 cm.; 22 x 19 1/8 in.

framed: 71.7 x 65 cm.; 28 1/4 x 25 5/8 in.

Private collection, UK;
With Edward Speelman, London;
From whom acquired, in 1956, by the father of the previous owners;
By whom anonymously sold ('Old Master Paintings from an English Private Collection'), London, Sotheby's, 5 July 2006, lot 7, where acquired.

Thomas Wyck was in Rome in the early 1640s, where his style developed in the tradition of other northern artists active in the city, such as Pieter van Laer and Andries Both. The present picture, on its oak support, was almost certainly painted on his return from Rome, in his native Haarlem, where he continued to paint Italianate subjects for the following three decades. The choice of a humble backstreet scene as a subject for depiction links this painting by Thomas Wyck with the work of the Bamboccianti.