10 November 2008
Studio of Frans Francken II (Antwerp 1581-1642)
The Parable of Dives and Lazarus
oil on panel
54.4 x 78.4 cm.
In the collection of the present owner for at least 30 years.
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This composition is known in numerous versions, the main version being a picture in the Deutsche Brotmuseum, Ulm (see U. Härting, 'Der Reiche und der arme Lazarus', in: Weltkunst, LXIV, 1994, pp. 3448-9).
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