10 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
Attributed to Pieter van Mol (Antwerp 1599-1650 Paris)
An allegory of Touch
oil on canvas
45¼ x 38¾ in. (114.9 x 98.5 cm.)
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It is likely that the present work is part of a series of five paintings by the artist depicting the five senses, of which there is a known allegory of Sight in a Private Collection, Amsterdam. Pieter van Mol also painted five allegories of Sin between 1625-1630.
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