• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 334

    Hendrick van Balen I (Antwerp c. 1574/5-1632)

    An allegory of the Four Elements

    Price Realised  

    Hendrick van Balen I (Antwerp c. 1574/5-1632)
    An allegory of the Four Elements
    oil on panel
    19¼ x 29¾ in. (49 x 75½ cm.)


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    The landscape and still life motifs in the present lot reflect the style of the Brueghel studio. We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer at the RKD for confirming the attribution (private communication, 16 November 2009).

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 6 June 1985, lot 133, as 'Jan van Kessel' ($18,000).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR