• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 231

    Studio of Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)

    The Offering of Abigail

    Price Realised  


    Studio of Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)
    The Offering of Abigail
    with monogram 'AB.' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    72 x 115 cm.
    with the panel maker's mark 'FDB' of François de Bout and the coat-of-arms of the City of Antwerp

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    An identical composition with almost identical measurements is documented in the collection of G.B. Lanz, Chateau du Grand Clos, Rennaz, Switserland, as 'Frans Francken II' (oil on panel, 72 x 118 cm.) The artist with monogram 'AB' must have been working close to Frans Francken II and his studio.

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    Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April-1 August 1970, no. 13, as 'A. Bloemaert'.