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68

Follower of David Teniers the Younger

Musical party on a terrace

Reserves

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from a Private Midwest Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of David Teniers the Younger

Follower of David Teniers the Younger

Musical party on a terrace

Musical party on a terrace

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,048

USD

Property from a Private Midwest Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of David Teniers the Younger

Musical party on a terrace


oil on canvas

canvas: 19 by 22 ¼ in.; 48.3 by 56.5 cm.

framed: 23 ½ by 28 in.; 59.7 by 71.1 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The image reads well through clear varnish with bright colors retained. A few spots of discolored retouching are visible to the naked eye: one rectangle on the tablecloth, one patch in the sky, and one in the doorway at far left. Under UV inspection, the aforementioned spots fluoresce, along with a few scattered spots of retouching in the shadowy areas of the background, floor, and costumes, but very little if any retouching is visible in the faces. Offered in a simply carved ebonized wood frame with gold nameplate reading "The Music Concert, Jean Raoux."


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.

This composition is based on Teniers's own family portrait in which he depicted himself as the viola player (sold London, Sotheby's, 9 July 2008, lot 23). The woman in brown and blue leaning over the table and reading, however, is not present in Teniers's painting and instead derives from Young Woman Reading a Letter by French artist Jean Raoux, a version of which is now at the Musée du Louvre.