16 November 2005
David Ryckaert III (Antwerp 1612-1661)
An old woman holding a stoneware vessel
oil on panel
36.2 x 28.2 cm.
with Baranowisz, Paris, 1948, where bought by the father of the present owners.
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B. van Haute, David III Ryckaert, A seventeenth-century Flemish Painter of Peasant Scenes, Turnhout, 1999, p. 105, no. A72, p. 326, fig. 72.
Bernadette van Haute dates the present work to circa 1648. She points out that the composition and subject closely resembles the painting of Taste, without the secondary figure (see op. cit., p. 100, no. A61, p. 318, fig. 61). The absence of a secondary figure points to the present work not representing an Allegory of Taste but a study of an old peasant woman.
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