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Attributed to Pieter Aertsen

Head of a Woman

Attributed to Pieter Aertsen

Attributed to Pieter Aertsen

Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman

Attributed to Pieter Aertsen

Amsterdam 1508 - 1575

Head of a Woman


Oil on panel

34,6 x 27,5 cm ; 13⅝ by 10¾ in.

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Attribué à Pieter Aertsen

Amsterdam 1508 - 1575

Tête de femme


Huile sur panneau

34,6 x 27,5 cm ; 13⅝ by 10¾ in.

The painting is in satisfactory condition.

It is on a cradled panel.

It seems to be sound and stable.

The paint layer is in a satisfactory condition and does seem to not show any loss or uplift.

We can observe a general wear in the background, with some retouching visible to the naked eye, especially in the green background.

The figure seems to be better preserved.

A vertical slit in the wood can be seen on the whole height, circa two centimeters from the left edge.


Under UV light

Due to the very thick varnish layer, the reading is scarcely legible.

Several retouching seem to be visible, especially along the edges.

A retouching can be seen along the right cheek of the figure and another, horizontal, appears between her upper lip and her nose, crossing her left cheek, running through the right edge of the painting.

Some thin strokes of retouching are also visible all along the outline of the figure.

Other small retouching of minor importance can be noticed, scattered throughout the surface.


Offered with a wood frame.

Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the condition of the frame


Le tableau est dans un état satisfaisant.

L'œuvre se présente sur un panneau parqueté.

Le support semble sain et stable.

La couche picturale est dans un état satisfaisant et ne présente ni manque, ni soulèvement.

On observe une usure généralisée dans les fonds avec des repeints visibles à l'œil nu, notamment dans le fond vert.

La figure représentée semble un peu mieux conservée.

Une fente verticale du bois est visible sur toute la hauteur, à environ deux centimètres du bord gauche.


À la lampe UV

La lecture est rendue difficile par le vernis très épais.

Plusieurs repeints semblent néanmoins visibles, notamment le long des bords du tableau.

Un repeint est visible le long de la joue droite du modèle et un autre, horizontal, apparaît entre sa lèvre et son nez, sur sa joue gauche, se poursuivant jusqu'au bord droit du tableau.

De fins repeints sont également visibles tout le long du contour du modèle.

D'autres petits repeints de très faible importance sont disséminés sur la surface.


Vendu dans un cadre en bois.

Veuillez noter que Sotheby's ne garantit pas l'état des cadres.


Please note: Condition XVI of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot. (Veuillez noter que l'Article XVI des Conditions Générales de Vente applicables aux Acheteurs (Ventes Effectuées Exclusivement en Ligne) n'est pas applicable pour ce lot.)

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.


Please note: Condition XVI of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot. (Veuillez noter que l’Article XVI des Conditions Générales de Vente applicables aux Acheteurs (Ventes Effectuées Exclusivement en Ligne) n’est pas applicable pour ce lot.)


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.

We are grateful to Peter van den Brink who confirmed the attribution to Pieter Aertsen, based on photographs, and suggested that the painting, datable between 1548 and 1550, could be a fragment from a larger history or biblical painting, possibly from an altarpiece.

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Nous remercions Peter van den Brink d'avoir confirmé l'attribution à Pieter Aertsen, d'après photographies. Selon lui, cette œuvre, qu'il date vers 1548-1550, pourrait être un fragment d'une plus large composition historique ou biblique, peut-être issue d'un tableau d'autel.