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A DUTCH VELLUM CUT-OUT PANEL
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A DUTCH VELLUM CUT-OUT PANEL

BY F. H. VAN VOORST, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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A DUTCH VELLUM CUT-OUT PANEL
BY F. H. VAN VOORST, LATE 17TH CENTURY
With eight plain roundel-shaped cartouches and square central panel surrounded by cut-out Bérainesque style decoration including scrolling foliage, flowering urns, lions, cornucopiae and putti, with central upper figure emblematic of Empire surrounded by martial trophy banners, drummers and cannon, with the Seven Virtues, clockwise from top left 'Justitia', 'Charitas', 'Fides', 'Temperantia', 'Fortitudo', 'Prudentia' and 'Spes', each with female figure with attributes, the lower central figure of Fortitudo with inscription below 'F. H. van Voorst fecit', with blue backing paper, in a 17th century style gold-painted frame
28 x 22 in. (71 x 56 cm.)
Provenance
Michael Harvard, Esq., Rousham, Oxfordshire.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
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Lot Essay

Cut vellum and paper panels sprang to prominence in the Lowlands in the late 17th century and were popular with amateurs in England throughout the 18th century. Horace Walpole owned two cut-paper panels by Nathaniel Bermingham, the best-known and probably the most accomplished paper-cutter in 18th century England, who is recorded in London between 1744-1774 (C. Graham, 'Precious Paperwork', Traditional Interior Decoration, October 1987, pp. 146-147).
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