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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 71

    Richard Brakenburgh (Haarlem 1650-1702)

    The Adoration of the Shepherds

    Price Realised  

    Richard Brakenburgh (Haarlem 1650-1702)
    The Adoration of the Shepherds
    signed 'R. Brakenburgh' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    14¾ x 11 5/8 in. (37.4 x 29.7 cm.)


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    Richard Brakenburgh was a pupil of Hendrick Mommers, and was also influenced by the works of Jan Steen. He predominantly painted genre scenes, often depicting revelries in village taverns. The religious subject of the present work is rather more unusual in the artist's oeuvre.

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    Provenance

    J.R. Thomas, Christie's, London, 4 March 1927, lot 148 (23 gns. to Waters).