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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    Pieter Crijnse Volmarijn (Flemish c. 1612-c. 1657)

    Meleager and Atalanta

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    Estimate

    Pieter Crijnse Volmarijn (Flemish c. 1612-c. 1657)
    Meleager and Atalanta
    oil on panel, a modello
    15¼ x 12½ in. (38.7 x 31.8 cm.)


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    Pieter Crijnse Volmarijn, born in Rotterdam, was a student of Hendrik Maertensz. Sorgh, his uncle. Though Sorgh primarily painted peasant interiors in the tradition of Teniers and Brouwer, Volmarijn was more greatly influenced by Rubens, as evidenced by the present modello with its loose brushwork and Rubensian palette.

    Literature

    R.A. d'Hulst, 'Pieter Crijnse Volmarijn', Mededelingen van de Koninklijke vlaamse Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, XXXII, 1970, p. 1ff.