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Abraham Lambertsz. van den Tempel

Portrait of a gentleman and a young boy, both three-quarter length, with a putto

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Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Abraham Lambertsz. van den Tempel

Abraham Lambertsz. van den Tempel

Portrait of a gentleman and a young boy, both three-quarter length, with a putto

Portrait of a gentleman and a young boy, both three-quarter length, with a putto

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

40,320

USD

Abraham Lambertsz. van den Tempel

Leeuwarden 1622/3 - 1672 Amsterdam

Portrait of a gentleman and a young boy, both three-quarter length, with a putto 


oil on canvas

canvas: 45 1/2 by 35 1/4 in,; 115.6 by 89.5 cm.

framed: 56 3/4 by 46 1/4 in.; 144.1 by 117.5 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The canvas is a fragment that was almost certainly cut down on the left edge at some point after its creation. The portrait image reads well beneath a clear varnish. The area below the putto at upper right has discolored but other restoration is not visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, an earlier restoration campaign is faintly visible in scattered spots such as on the man's knee, in the shadow of the child's costume and on his forehead and cheeks, and throughout the putto. Offered in a simply carved giltwood frame.


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Abraham van den Tempel was renowned as a portraitist for his skillful treatment of elegant fabrics, as seen here in the costumes of the man and young boy, who is dressed in antique military fashion. The small hand holding a bunch of grapes at the lower left edge indicates that this canvas is a fragment of a larger composition, likely a full family portrait with another child and presumably the children's mother, although the rest of the portrait has not yet been identified. The putto at upper right, though overpainted, likely represents another child who had died in infancy.