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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    After Lambert Lombard

    Portrait of the artist, half-length, in a black doublet holding spectacles

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Lambert Lombard
    Portrait of the artist, half-length, in a black doublet holding spectacles
    oil on panel
    31 x 25¼ in. (78.7 x 64.1 cm.)


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    This picture derives from a composition known in several versions, including those in the Musée de l’Art Wallon in Liège, the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Kassel. It has long been thought to be a self-portrait of the artist Lambert Lombard, though doubts remain as to both the author and subject depicted. The composition nonetheless gained iconic status, with the sitter’s portrait featuring on the 100 Belgian francs banknote in the 1970s.

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    Provenance

    with Spanierman Gallery, New York, where acquired in 2000 by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Texas Collector (Lot 7)


    Literature

    (Possibly) Lambert Lombard: Peintre de la Renaissance, exhibition catalogue, Brussels, 2006, p. 335 under no. 2.