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Charles Wautier

Portrait of Baron Evrard de Fourneau de Cruyckenbourg (b. 1641) as a youth, wearing the order of the Knights of Malta

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 USD

Charles Wautier

Charles Wautier

Portrait of Baron Evrard de Fourneau de Cruyckenbourg (b. 1641) as a youth, wearing the order of the Knights of Malta

Portrait of Baron Evrard de Fourneau de Cruyckenbourg (b. 1641) as a youth, wearing the order of the Knights of Malta

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

189,000

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Charles Wautier

Mons 1609 - 1703 Brussels

Portrait of Baron Evrard de Fourneau de Cruyckenbourg (b. 1641) as a youth, wearing the order of the Knights of Malta


signed and dated lower left: C. WAVTIER / 1654; and charged with the sitter's coat of arms and inscribed upper left: MESSIRE EVRARD DE FOVRNEAV EAGE DE 13 ANS CLR DE MALTE GRAND MAESTRE -1654-

oil on canvas, unframed

canvas: 25 3/4 by 22 7/8 in.; 65.5 by 58.2 cm.


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查爾斯・沃提耶

1609年生於蒙斯,1703年卒於布魯塞爾

《佩戴馬耳他騎士團章的克魯肯堡愛華德・德富諾男爵(生於1641年)少年肖像》


款識:藝術家於左下角簽名並紀年 C. WAVTIER / 1654;左上角畫有少年所屬騎士團紋章並題款 MESSIRE EVRARD DE FOVRNEAV / EAGE DE 13 ANS CLR DE / MALTE / GRAND MAESTRE / -1654-

油彩畫布,未裱框

畫布:25 3/4 x 22 7/8 英寸;65.5 x 58.2 公分

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Anonymous sale, Florence, Pandolfini Casa d'Aste, 12 February 2019, lot 121 (as Flemish School, 17th Century), for €515,400;
There acquired.

Evrard de Fourneau de Cruyckenbourg (b. 1641) was the son of Philippe-François de Fourneau, Comte de Cruyckenbourg, Baron de La Chapelle-Saint-Ulric (d. 1666) and Isabelle de Berchem, Dame de Ranst et de Milleghem (1616-1666). Philippe-François and Isabelle married on 20 April 1629 and had four children: Philippe Théodore (1630-1701), Henri François, Charles Antoine, and Evrard. Here Evrard is seen in his adolescence, aged 13 years old, wearing the order of the Knights of Malta with which he was appointed on 11 July 1655. Later in life he became commander of the Order in Villedieu lès Saultchevreuil, France and in 1690 in Kaaster, Flanders (or Cäestre, now France). Little is known of the de Fourneau family but they seem to have come from or lived in Brussels. The shield in the coat of arms (upper left) is covered by the so-called "bonnet de baron Brabançon" - a type of crown that was used exclusively in the Southern Netherlands. This crown only came into use during the Austrian rule (1715-1795), implying that the coat of arms is a later addition. 


Prof. Katlijne van der Stighelen, to whom we are grateful, has endorsed the attribution to Charles Wautier. While Charles and his sister Michaelina Wautier (1604 – 1689) shared a house and studio throughout their lives, it is unlikely that they would have collaborated in a significant way on such a standard-sized portrait. Nevertheless it cannot be excluded that Michaelina may have added some finishing touches -- for example to the hair -- which is more characteristic of Michaelina's style. However, this hypothesis doesn’t correspond with the fact that the portrait is fully signed by Charles Wautier.


We are additionally grateful to Niccolò Orsini De Marzo for identifying the coat of arms of the de Fourneau family and the sitter.