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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 32

    Rombout van Troyen (Amsterdam 1605-1656)

    Solomon Sacrificing to the Idols

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    Rombout van Troyen (Amsterdam 1605-1656)
    Solomon Sacrificing to the Idols
    signed and dated '1647/R.Troyen fe./29 Aug[ust]i' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    18 3/8 x 27½ in. (46.7 x 69.9 cm.)


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    Rombout van Troyen is best known for cavernous scenes such as the present one, which appears to be one of his most ambitious in size and number of figures. Also unusually for the artist, it is fully signed and dated. Other versions of Solomon Sacrificing to the Idols were sold at Christie's New York in 1987 and 1990.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Savoy Art & Auction Galleries, New York, 9 December 1960, lot 156.


    Exhibited

    Williamstown, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, summer 1977, on loan.
    Worcester, Worcester Art Museum, 17th Century Dutch Painting, 1979, no. 32.