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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 211

    Maerten Pepijn (Antwerp 1575-1643)

    The Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Dominic and Catherine of Siena and Angels

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    Maerten Pepijn (Antwerp 1575-1643)
    The Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Dominic and Catherine of Siena and Angels
    oil on copper
    25 3/8 x 19 7/8 in. (64.5 x 50.2 cm.)
    in a contemporary giltwood frame carved with lobed moulding and stylised foliage


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    This well-preserved wok on copper bears the hall-marks of the style of Maerten Pepijn, a painter firmly entrenched in the artistic community of early 17th Century Antwerp, despite his slightly more old-fashioned style. A friend of Rubens and van Dyck, his portrait was painted by the latter in 1632 (Antwerp, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts). The present work can be compared to a signed work by Pepijn, The Madonna and Child enthroned, adored by Saints Lawrence and Martha (Christie's, Amsterdam, 9 May 2000, lot 112). Both works share a similar compositional basis, as well as a distinctive treatment of the drapery and the Virgin's throne.

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