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Sold Without Reserve | 17TH CENTURY FOLLOWER OF LUCAS VAN LEYDEN | A SURGEON WITH HIS PATIENT

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Estimate:

3,000

to
- 4,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Emile Wolf, Sold Without Reserve

Sold Without Reserve | 17TH CENTURY FOLLOWER OF LUCAS VAN LEYDEN | A SURGEON WITH HIS PATIENT

Sold Without Reserve | 17TH CENTURY FOLLOWER OF LUCAS VAN LEYDEN | A SURGEON WITH HIS PATIENT

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 4,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,000

USD

Property from the Estate of Emile Wolf, Sold Without Reserve

17TH CENTURY FOLLOWER OF LUCAS VAN LEYDEN

A SURGEON WITH HIS PATIENT


oil on panel

panel: 5¼ by 3¾ in.; 13.2 by 9.5 cm.

framed: 10½ by 9¼ in.; 26.8 by 23.5 cm. 

The panel is thin (2 mm), uncradled, and stable. It has a very slight vertical convex bow. All four edges of the reverse appear to be very slightly beveled. There is a loss to the upper right corner of the panel. There is a very small loss to the panel surface in the upper left corner, and two thin cracks: one that that runs vertically near the left edge and one near the lower left corner. Overall, the painting appears to be in good and stable condition. The paint layer retains good detail and color overall beneath an old and slightly dulled varnish, though the blues have slightly discolored. Two spots of retouching appear in the upper background. Inspection under UV reveals thin strokes of retouching to address aforementioned cracks, and some possible strengthening to blues of the costume. There are some small pieces of adhesive on the reverse of the panel. The painting is ready to hang. Offered in a simply carved wood frame with gilt and yellow velvet liners.


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The prints of Lucas van Leyden circulated widely in the 17th century in the Netherlands, where they became popular sources of inspiration for artists. The present painting, for example, closely follows Lucas van Leyden's 1524 print of a surgeon attending to a patient in an interior (fig. 1).