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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    Circle of Peeter Baltens (Antwerp c. 1526/8-before 1584)

    A village kermesse on Saint George's Day

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Peeter Baltens (Antwerp c. 1526/8-before 1584)
    A village kermesse on Saint George's Day
    33 x 50 in. (83.8 x 127 cm.)
    oil on panel


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    The composition is taken from a painting by Pieter Bruegel I (?Breda c. 1525-1569 Brussels), which is now lost, but is recorded in a print by Hieronymus Cock (see fig. 1; see K. Ertz, Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere (1564-1637/38), Lingen, 2000, p. 664, no. 544). The composition may also have been copied by Abel Grimmer (Antwerp c. 1570-1618/9) (see R. de Bertier de Sauvigny, Jacob et Abel Grimmer, Belgium, 1991, p. 299, no. 1, fig. 101 [under 'attribuées à Abel Grimmer']).

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