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    Sale 3066

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - including Dutch Impressionism

    15 - 16 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 96

    Circle of Marten van Cleve (Antwerp 1527-1577/81)

    A procession of figures dancing behind a bagpipe player, before a field with sheaves of corn, a village beyond

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    Circle of Marten van Cleve (Antwerp 1527-1577/81)
    A procession of figures dancing behind a bagpipe player, before a field with sheaves of corn, a village beyond
    oil on panel
    40.4 x 71.4 cm.


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    The picture appears loosely based on the famous Outdoor Wedding Dance by the Brueghel family, of which at least thirty autograph versions by Pieter the Younger are recorded. The witty and intelligently observed combination of naturalism and humour has ensured an undiminished popularity of this composition from the seventeenth century until the present day and the artist of the present lot incorporated several motifs –in reverse, such as the dancing couple to the left and the couple in the left centre.