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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    Pieter Aertsen (Amsterdam 1507/8-1575)

    The Last Judgment

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    Pieter Aertsen (Amsterdam 1507/8-1575)
    The Last Judgment
    oil on panel
    58½ x 50 in. (148.6 x 127 cm.)

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    We are grateful to Wouter Kloek of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, who despite expressing a degree of reservation about the condition of this panel, has confirmed the attribution to Aertsen and suggested a date of circa 1550-55. He has pointed out that Last Judgements of this type were usually painted for city halls and courts and that the prominent position in the picture held by Saint John the Baptist may offer a clue as to which town this was painted for.

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