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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 164

    Studio of Christoph Jacobsz. van der Lamen (Brussels 1606/15-1651 Antwerp)

    Elegant company playing the game of 'la main chaude' in an interior

    Price Realised  

    Studio of Christoph Jacobsz. van der Lamen (Brussels 1606/15-1651 Antwerp)
    Elegant company playing the game of 'la main chaude' in an interior
    oil on panel
    58.4 x 89.7 cm.


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    The game of 'main chaude', or 'handje-klap' in Dutch, was popular in the low countries in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was often depicted in genre pictures, for instance in a painting by Rembrandt in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

    Several versions of this composition from Van der Lamen's studio are known. One was in the collection of Dr. C. Richarts, Amsterdam, 1941.

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