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    Sale 5432

    Old Master & British Pictures

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    Circle of David Vinckboons (Mechelen 1576-c.1633 Amsterdam)

    A village street with a blind hurdy-gurdy player surrounded by children

    Price Realised  

    Circle of David Vinckboons (Mechelen 1576-c.1633 Amsterdam)
    A village street with a blind hurdy-gurdy player surrounded by children
    oil on panel
    14 x 22½ in. (35.6 x 57.2 cm.)


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    Georges Marlier records that both Pieter Brueghel the Younger and David Vinckboons painted numerous versions of the present subject, which he describes as Le Jouer de Vielle et les Enfants and another related composition which he calls Pinksteren Bruiloft or La Noce Enfantine (see G. Marlier, Pierre Brueghel Le Jeune, Brussels, 1969, pp. 365-71). For an example, see the version at the Rijksmuseum, which Goosens dates to 1610 (see K. Goosens, David Vinckboons, Soest, 1977, p. 12).

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