Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern
Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter
Bartholomeus Molenaer

Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern

22 January 2021 • New York

Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern
Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern
Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern
Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern
Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern
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Attributed to Bartholomeus Molenaer

Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Attributed to Bartholomeus Molenaer

Attributed to Bartholomeus Molenaer

Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern

Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 15 hours

12 days, 15 hours

January 30, 03:46 PM (GMT)

January 30, 03:46 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Attributed to Bartholomeus Molenaer

Haarlem circa 1612 - 1650

Peasants drinking and smoking in a tavern


oil on panel

panel: 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 in.; 16.5 by 27.3 cm.

framed: 17 by 21 1/4 in.; 43.2 by 54 cm.

Condition report

The panel is flat, stable, and beveled on three edges, excluding the top edge. The genre scene reads relatively well beneath a discolored varnish, and a few small discolored retouches are visible to the naked eye in the left background. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears milky and opaque, though a few small retouches from an earlier campaign are visible in the left and center background on the wall. The painting would possibly benefit from a cleaning and fresh varnish. Offered in a simply carved, dark stained wood frame with gilt inner liner, missing the right edge of the inner liner.


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Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Lamont;
By whom sold, New York, Kende Galleries, 12 February 1949 (as Adriaen van Ostade);
There acquired by David G. Carter;
By whom given to Dorothy Belknap (daughter of prior owners), and by descent to Louise Belknap Carter.

Exhibited

Manchester, NH, Currier Museum of Art, Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, 29 September 2012 - 6 January 2013.

Catalogue note

Bartholoemeus Molenaer specialized in small-scale panels of peasants reveling in taverns, inspired by the popularity of the works of Adriaen van Ostade, to whom this painting was formerly attributed. However, the small figures with sketchily rendered features are more characteristic of Molenaer and other followers of Ostade.