• Old Master and 19th Century Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 2829

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    13 October 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 37

    Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647)

    Skaters on a frozen waterway in a town

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sebastian Vrancx (Antwerp 1573-1647)
    Skaters on a frozen waterway in a town
    oil on panel
    25.9 x 37 cm.


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    Another version was sold recently with Artcurial- Briest- Poulain- F. Tajan, Paris, 22 June 2009, lot 7.

    The present composition was part of a series of six pictures depicting each two months of the year. The present lot depicts the winter months December and January which is indicated by the girl on the left holding a 'duivekater-brood' which is traditionally baked between the 6 December (Sinterklaas) and 6 January (Pentecost).

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    Provenance

    with P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1934.
    with P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 2001, where bought by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note additional literature: A. Blankert, Museum Bredius, Catalogus van de schilderijen en tekeningen, Zwolle, 1991, p. 241, inv. no. 183.


    Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Kunsthandel P. de Boer, De Helsche en de Fluwelen Brueghel, 10 February-26 March 1934, p. 52, no. 223.