5 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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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J.R. Thomas, Christie's, London, 4 March 1927, lot 148 (23 gns. to Waters).
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