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536

Attributed to Adam de Coster

Boy behind a table with statuettes reading by candlelight

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Attributed to Adam de Coster

Attributed to Adam de Coster

Boy behind a table with statuettes reading by candlelight

Boy behind a table with statuettes reading by candlelight

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

16,380

USD

Attributed to Adam de Coster

Mechelen 1585/6 - 1643 Antwerp

Boy behind a table with statuettes reading by candlelight


signed or inscribed in monogram and dated lower left: F.A.D.C. A.1641

oil on canvas

canvas: 29 1/8 by 23 1/4 in.; 74 by 59 cm. 

framed: 33 1/2 by 27 3/4 in.; 85.1 by 70.5 cm. 

This painting is cleaned and restored. It is glue relined, with a coarse canvas. The paint layer has retained much detail, although perhaps slightly flatted in the relining. Under UV: there are scattered restorations addressing different issues. There is some restoration along the top edge. There appears to be a small repaired hole in the foreground under the edge of the table, about the size of a dime. There is also some restoration in the part of his hair at the darker section at front, and there are restorations around his mouth and chin. There are also restorations in the background, behind his head in the darker passages, possibly to address some old losses. There are some touches in the candle, table top, and less scattered in the still life elements. This treatment has been relatively well done, and this painting still makes a strong image. Ready to hang as is. Offered in a gilt wooden Italian frame with gadroon decoration.


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Acquired by the present owner in 2019.