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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 168

    Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)

    The Day of Judgement

    Price Realised  

    Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)
    The Day of Judgement
    signed 'Do ffranck IN et f·' (lower centre)
    oil on panel
    17 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (43.7 x 29.5 cm.)


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    Frans Francken painted a number of versions of the Last Judgement, the closest to this in composition is in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart. The figure of the old, reclining man, lower left, may have been inspired by a similar figure in Rubens' monumental Last Judgement (Munich, Alte Pinakothek).

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