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149

Thomas Wijck

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

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 35,000 GBP

Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Thomas Wijck

Thomas Wijck

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

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

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 35,000 GBP

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.

The panel is formed of two vertical planks, supported on the reverse with butterfly battens; the join is visible from the front. The right-hand edge of the panel is very slightly bowed. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fine line of retouching along the aforementioned join, as well as numerous small retouchings throughout the sky. The rest of the composition appears to be largely untouched, though there is a small patch of retouching in the very top of the roof, upper left, and some other small retouchings in the foreground, lower right. The painting is in overall good condition.


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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.