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Marten van Valckenborch I (Leuven 1534-1612 Frankfurt am Main)
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Marten van Valckenborch I (Leuven 1534-1612 Frankfurt am Main)

An extensive, mountainous, river landscape, with Abraham and the Angels

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Marten van Valckenborch I (Leuven 1534-1612 Frankfurt am Main)
An extensive, mountainous, river landscape, with Abraham and the Angels
with monogram and date 'L VV FECIT 1610' (lower left, on the boulder)
oil on canvas
26 x 38 in. (66 x 96.4 cm.)
Provenance
with J. Reder, New York.
Anonymous sale 'Sold for the benefit of the Belgian Prisoners of War Fund' [M. Guillaume]; Christie's, London, 14 January 1944, lot 135, illustrated, as 'Lucas van Valckenburg' (51 gns. to Langford).
Lipinsky (according to an inscription on the reverse).
Literature
A. Wied, Lucas und Marten van Valckenborch: Das Gesamtwerk mit Kritischem Oeuvrekatalog, Freren, 1990, pp. 242 and 275, no. 43, fig. 34.

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Noting that this is a characteristic work of Marten van Valckenborch's late style, Alexander Wied has suggested that the 'L VV' monogram may have been added by another hand, but early in the picture's history (loc. cit.).

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