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    Sale 2769

    Old Master Pictures and Drawings

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 96

    Cornelis van Poelenburch (Utrecht 1594/5-1667)

    Saint Peter standing in an Italianate landscape

    Price Realised  

    Cornelis van Poelenburch (Utrecht 1594/5-1667)
    Saint Peter standing in an Italianate landscape
    signed with monogram 'C.P.' (lower right)
    oil on copper
    15.2 x 11.6 cm.
    with a landscape painting on the reverse


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    This small copperplate recalls the well known series of saints in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, that Van Poelenburch painted after Adam Elsheimer. It is possible that also the present composition is inspired by Elsheimer's saints and may once have been part of a series, originally painted for a wooden cabinet.

    We are grateful to Dr. Nicolette Sluijter-Seijffert for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original (verbal communication, 21 September 2007).

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    Provenance

    John Henderson, Esq.; Christie's, London, 18 February 1892, lot 371 (10 gns. to Wagner).
    H. Wagner, London; Christie's, London, 16 January 1925, lot 91 (£ 2.2.0 to De Boer).