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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 109

    Studio of David Vinckboons (Mechelen 1576-before 1633 Amsterdam)

    A village kermesse on St. George's Day

    Price Realised  

    Studio of David Vinckboons (Mechelen 1576-before 1633 Amsterdam)
    A village kermesse on St. George's Day
    oil on panel
    20¾ x 31¾ in. (51.7 x 80.7 cm.)


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    Trained by his father, David Vinckboons was also strongly influenced by the painter Gillis van Coninxloo III (1544-1607), who lived in Amsterdam from 1595 and who was probably the master of Esaias van de Velde and Hercules Seghers. His peasant scenes benefit from the example of Pieter Bruegel, and also bear strong links to the work of Adriaen and Isaack van Ostade.

    Pictures in the kermesse tradition, depicting peasant feasts and dances, were a popular subject, with successful compositions generating much demand. This picture is a fine studio variant of the original in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, with some of the figures likely to be from Vinckboons's own hand.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN