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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 31

    Circle of Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Amsterdam 1621-1674)

    An Allegory of Education

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Amsterdam 1621-1674)
    An Allegory of Education
    oil on panel, unframed
    48.4 x 64.7 cm.


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    The present composition refers to the Legend of Lykurgus of Sparta, who had two dogs; one that stayed at home and the other outside. The dog at home licks out a pot - as seen in the present work - and the other dog chases a hare. The active dog has been well educated whereas the dog in the present picture has become lazy.

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    Provenance

    In the collection of the present owners for circa 40 years.