29 October 1999
JAN JOSEF HOREMANS II (Antwerp 1714-c. 1790)
Elegant figures in historical costume, at a music recital
signed 'JHoremans' (JH linked, lower right)
oil on canvas
15 x 12 in. (40 x 31.5 cm.)
Sir Michael Sadler, K.C.S.I., C.B.; (+) Christie's, London, 16 June 1950, lot 133, as 'Horemans' (6 gns. to van der Har).
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We are grateful to Mr. Willem van de Watering for confirming the attribution, on the basis of a photograph. He also notes that the figure of the cellist, derived from David Teniers II, is repeated in others of the artist's works.
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