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Dutch School, circa 1625-1635

An interior with an artist at his easel

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Estimate:

1,500

to
- 3,000 USD

Property from a Private Connecticut Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Dutch School, circa 1625-1635

Dutch School, circa 1625-1635

An interior with an artist at his easel

An interior with an artist at his easel

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,040

USD

Property from a Private Connecticut Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Dutch School, circa 1625-1635

An interior with an artist at his easel 


oil on panel

panel: 13 ¼ by 16 ⅜ in.; 33.7 by 41.6 cm.  

framed: 20 ⅜ by 23 ⅜ in.; 51.8 by 59.4 cm.  

The single panel is planar, cradled, and unbeveled. There is a small loss to the panel at the center of the lower edge, but this is not noticeable when framed. The work does not appear to have been recently restored, though it appears there is a relatively recent varnish. The panel has preserved good quality in passages, though some of the paint surface in the darker details and areas has been thinned. There are scattered losses along the wood grain, likely to do old lifting that has now been stabilized. There are some losses at the edges due to frame abrasion. Inspection under UV reveals a thick varnish, and no recent retouching is apparent. The painting may improve with sensitive restoration. Offered in a carved giltwood frame with nicks and losses.


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Anonymous sale, Boston, Skinner Auctions, 26 May 2015, lot 1126 (as Dutch School, 17th century). 

This highly intriguing interior with an artist seated at his easel was painted around 1625-1635 by an accomplished, though as yet anonymous, Dutch hand. Some elements within the work suggest an awareness of the Amsterdam artist Pieter Codde, others point to a Haarlem hand like Hendrick Pot, while others suggest a Leiden artist, one possibly aware of Rembrandt's Artist in his Studio (circa 1628) in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.1  


1.  https://collections.mfa.org/objects/32665/artist-in-his-studio