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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    Aelbert Jansz. van der Schoor (active c. 1643-1656)

    An allegory of youth and old age: A lady offering flowers to a young woman, with an elderly lady beyond

    Price Realised  

    Aelbert Jansz. van der Schoor (active c. 1643-1656)
    An allegory of youth and old age: A lady offering flowers to a young woman, with an elderly lady beyond
    signed and dated 'AV Schoor 1645' ('AV' linked, centre left)
    oil on canvas
    43 x 51½ in. (110.5 x 130.8 cm.)


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    Relatively little is known about this Utrecht painter and his artistic personality was virtually unknown until Pieter van den Brink and Marten Jan Bok made a reconstruction of his oeuvre in 1994 (see P. van den Brink & M.J. Bok, 'Aelbert Jansz. van der Schoor, een Utrechts schilder en zijn werk', Oud Holland, CVIII, 1994, II, pp. 37-55). Van der Schoor painted portraits, still-lifes and genre pieces as well as history subjects in a style much influenced by Abraham Bloemaert and Jan van Bijlert.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY