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    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 553

    Pieter Neefs I (Antwerp ?1578-1656/61) and Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)

    The interior of Antwerp cathedral by day; and The interior of Antwerp cathedral by night

    Price Realised  

    Pieter Neefs I (Antwerp ?1578-1656/61) and Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)
    The interior of Antwerp cathedral by day; and The interior of Antwerp cathedral by night
    the latter signed 'DjFf...' (lower right, on the column)
    oil on copper, oval
    5¼ x 6¾ in. (13.4 x 18 cm.)
    in French Empire gilt-composition frames
    a pair (2)


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    Provenance

    Alleyne FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St. Helens (1752-1839) and by descent to his nephew Sir Henry FitzHerbert, 3rd Bt. (1782-1858).
    with Thomas Agnew and Sons, London.


    Literature

    A Catalogue of some of the Pictures at Tissington Hall the seat of Sir William FitzHerbert Baronet, 1859, 'Front Drawing Room - Each Side of Bay Window - Two Interiors of Churches.- Peter Neefs'
    Catalogue of Pictures and Curios at Tissington Hall, 1887, by Ida, daughter of Sir William FitzHerbert, 4th Bt., 'Intérior of a Church, oval, painter Peter Neefs' [repeated]
    'Tissington Hall. - I. Derbyshire, The Seat of Sir Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert, Bt.', Country Life, 11 March 1911, p. 345, illustrated in situ in The Drawing Room
    Nora FitzHerbert, Tissington Hall - Pictures, 1938, 'Nos. 134 and 135. West Drawing Room'