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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    Pieter Bout (Brussels 1658-1719)

    A village square with a crowd watching a commedia dell'arte spectacle; and A capriccio view of Antwerp with fishermen unloading their catch and selling their wares

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    Pieter Bout (Brussels 1658-1719)
    A village square with a crowd watching a commedia dell'arte spectacle; and A capriccio view of Antwerp with fishermen unloading their catch and selling their wares
    oil on canvas
    17 x 22½ in. (43.2 x 57.2 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Constructed around 1270 by Count Philippe de Vianden, the castle of Corroy-le-Château is considered to be one of the best-preserved and most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in Belgium, built according to a pentagonal plan with four towers.

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    Provenance

    By descent in the family of the present owner since circa 1900, in the Castle of Corroy-le-Château, near Gembloux.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Belgian Noble family