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    Sale 5543

    Collection d'un Amateur provenant d'un hôtel particulier de la Rive Gauche

    2 July 2008, Paris

  • Lot 356 A

    FRANS FRANKEN II (1581-1642)

    La Conversion de Saint-Paul

    Price Realised  

    FRANS FRANKEN II (1581-1642)
    La Conversion de Saint-Paul
    Huile sur toile, non encadrée
    200 x 284,5 cm. (78¾ x 112 in.)


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    Provenance

    Vente anonyme, Paris, Drouot Montaigne, 5 juillet 2004, lot 12.


    Saleroom Notice

    Nous remercions Madame Ursula Haerting qui confirme la pleine attribution du tableau à Frans Francken II après examen de l'oeuvre qu'elle date des années 1620-1630. Madame Haerting trouve que l'oeuvre est d'une grande qualité picturale. Elle pense que la participation du frère de Frans Francken II, Ambrosius Francken II, est possible dans les trois personnages portant des piques au second plan. Ambrosius est décédé en 1632 ; cette date constituerait donc un terminus ante quem pour le tableau. Un certificat d'authenticité de Madame Ursula Haerting sera remis à l'acquéreur.

    We are grateful to Mrs Ursula Haerting for confirming the attribution after examination of the picture, which she dates circa 1620-1630. Mrs Haerting finds that the painting is of great quality. She thinks that Frans Francken's brother, Ambrosius II, may have painted the three men carrying spears, in the background. Ambrosius died in 1632 ; that year would be a terminus ante quem for the painting. A certificate of authentication from Mrs. Ursula Haerting will accompany the present lot.


    Post Lot Text

    THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL, OIL ON CANVAS, WITHOUT STRETCHER, UNFRAMED, BY FRANS FRANCKEN II