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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 155

    Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647)

    Foot soldiers in a battle, a burning village beyond

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647)
    Foot soldiers in a battle, a burning village beyond
    oil on panel
    41.8 x 58.8 cm.
    stamped on the reverse with the coat-of-arms of the city of Antwerp


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    The present picture is a good example of Vrancx's later work after circa 1630. The battle depicted could possibly be of the Siege of Oostende (1601-1604).

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    Provenance

    E. Lisgat, Marcinelle, by 1989.
    Anonymous sale; S.A. Servaerts, Brussels, 7 November 1995, lot 74.