25 - 26 November 2014
Attributed to Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)
An Allegory of the Golden Age
oil on panel, stamped on the reverse with the coat-of-arms of the city of Antwerp and with the panel maker's mark of Michiel Vriendt (active in Antwerp 1615-1637)
44.4 x 57.3 cm.
Collection Schöpke, Switzerland, by at least 1976, as Frans Francken II.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1985, lot 152, as Frans Francken II.
Anonymous sale; Eberhart Auktionen, 28-30 May 1990, lot 149, as Frans Francken II.
with Jan Roelofs, Millen-Riemst and Amsterdam, where acquired in 1999 by the present owners.
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Chur, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Thun, Thunerhof, Flämische und Niederländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, 5 September - 14 November, 1976, on loan from Mr. and Mrs. Schöpke, as Frans Francken II.
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