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David Teniers the Elder

Christ on the road to Calvary

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property from a North American Private Collection

David Teniers the Elder

David Teniers the Elder

Christ on the road to Calvary

Christ on the road to Calvary

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Property from a North American Private Collection

David Teniers the Elder

Antwerp 1582 - 1649

Christ on the road to Calvary


oil on copper

copper: 16 3/4 by 21 in.; 42.6 by 53.4 cm.

framed: 20 3/4 by 25 1/4 in.; 52.7 by 64.1 cm.

This painting is under a slightly dirty uneven varnish, but not concerning. Overall, the condition seems quite good, and the paint layer overall is good, with strong detail in the figures, landscape and sky. Small details such as the figures marching out of the gate of Jerusalem at left, bearing spears, and individuals are still strong, and this is the case in most of the painting. Some old restorations at the edge at left are slightly visible to the naked eye, slightly matte. But these are not distracting. Under uv: there is uneven varnish, hard to see through in some parts, but there looks to be some touches in some of the leaves upper left, in the upper left corner, at the tree at the edge upper left, and to the left of the rider at left at the edge. This is overall a recommendable picture with very good detail. A freshened varnish might be considered. Offered in an ebonized wood molding frame.


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Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 9 July 2008, lot 139;
There acquired by the present collector. 

Not many works by David Teniers the Elder have come down to us, but he painted landscapes, religious and mythological scenes. He trained his much more successful son, David Teniers the Younger, with whom he collaborated after 1626. Teniers the Elder was active in Rome where he befriended Adam Elsheimer, whose work influenced Teniers, particularly in the composition of his landscapes.Teniers executed an upright Christ on the Road to Calvary, sold New York, Sotheby's, 04 June 2015, lot 61 featuring a more compressed compositional design, albeit with a similar overall structure and figural technique to the present work. 


When last sold (see Provenance), Hans Vlieghe endorsed the attribution to Teniers the Elder, on the basis of photographs. 


1. See Jan de Maere and M. Wabbes, Illustrated Dictionary of 17th-Century Flemish painters, Brussels 1994, text vol., pp. 386-7.