Lot Details

Lot 21
Dutch School
17th Century
Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Book
Oil on canvas
Unframed
60 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (153 x 120 cm)
The pages of the book held by the sitter contain a possible signature (illegible) and the date 1618; a drawing of a skull and crossed bones; the Latin words despice (look down on); prospice (watch); respice (consider); and suspice (undertake) arranged in a radiating pattern; and a reference to 1 Corinthians 15:36, a verse from Saint Paul's discourse on the Resurrection: You fool! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.


Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Sold for $1,187 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Touches of restoration to the face, hands and clothing; some shadows reinforced. Selectively cleaned.


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Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Sold for $1,187 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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