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Monumental Circa 17th century oil painting . Potentially Lucas van Uden (1592-1672), David Teniers II (1610-1690) (Known also as David Teniers the Younger), a collaboration of the two artists, Pieter Brueghel II? Oil on canvas. Signature not seen.
Prior owner noted date of 1650. On verso of painting, a faded circular stamp was found by Old Port Auctions on upper right of cloth. Photos provided. Stamp is very similar to the City of Antwerp circular stamp that is on the verso of wood panel painting by Peiter Brueghel II, titled the The Outdoor Wedding that sold for over $1.2 million in 2015 at Christie's in London . Antwerp Stamps and labels were required by artists of the time in Antwerp by the Antwerp Joiners Guild. See reference on following link from Christie's article. Note circular stamp image shown on 4th section of link and the images provided on verso of this painting. https://www.christies.com/features/8-things-you-can-learn-from-the-back-of-a-painting-10293-1.aspxVery detailed and masterful painted oil. Over sixty figures in painting in great detail. Interesting change of direction painting leading towards church in backdrop on top right with man face down with dog and boar and empty plates in forefront. Left side shows band playing with mid portion of painting people eating and dancing. Painting was originally housed an elaborate monumental plaster gold gilt frame but four corners and mid sections of frame were damaged when delivered (Painting was not damaged). Both painting and frame including in this sale. Frame has been partially repaired in house. Due to how delicate the frame is, special shipping or pick up will need to be determined by Buyer. In addition to photos provided in auction listing, we are adding a video showing both painting and frame. Provenance: Private collection. Prior, painting was with The State Hermitage Museum and was purchased at auction. Note: A note for the original painting on The State Hermitage Museum website states,This subject has its origins in the painting Peasant Wedding by Pieter Breughel the Elder (Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna) and in a lost composition by the same artist - Peasant Wedding Dance, known to us from an engraving by Pieter van der Heyden. The engraving was accompanied by an inscription, the last line of which hinted at the bride being pregnant. Continuing the 16th-century Netherlandish tradition, Teniers depicted the bride alone, without the groom, seated at the table against the background of a cloth bearing the design of three crowns. The groom is absent as he was not supposed to meet his bride until the actual wedding party. The half-withered tree in the centre of the composition is an allusion to the bride's mature age. See link:https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/01.+Paintings/31381/ Painting measures approximately 30.5 inches high x 41.5 inches in width. The original gilt wood and composition frame measures approximately 40.33 inches high by 51 inches in width.1% of hammer price for all sold items at Masters of Art Volume III Auction will be donated to the The Maine Audubon Society.
Painting is in overall good good condition. rubbing and paint loss around perimeter where frame covered painting. Some spotting.4 patches seen on verso of painting with some retouch on front. Craquelure with some abrasions noted. Varnish is slightly yellowed., On lower left edge some filling.; . Viewed under UV light. Painting was removed from frame. Painting is out of frame and frame has damage as noted in description. Picture of painting in Frame prior to frame getting damaged is available.