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Allegory of Vanity

Willem de Poorter (Haarlem 1608 - wohl um 1660)


Allegory of Vanity

Lot-No. 15

Proceeds : 21.500 €


Ca. 1650, oil/wood, 59 x 47 cm, r. monogr. W. D. P., on the reverse exhibition label of the Royal Academy London as well as collector's label of E. L. Paget, min. retouchings. - Besides the jewelry and the silver vessels as symbols of volatile earthly riches a skull originally held by the men - and later overpainted with a silver box - was the most telling emblem of vanity. - Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, Exhibtion of 17th cent. European Arts, 1938, no. 148. - Literature: The painting is published with ill.: W. Sumowski: Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, Vol. 4, p. 2413, no. 1639. - Provenance: E. L. Paget collection, London, 1938; Christie's London, 24.5.1957, lot no. 50; Gallery Alfred Brod, London, 1957; private collection Lower Saxony, Germany. - Dutch history and figure painter. By style and repertoire of his early works P. was a pupil of Rembrandt during his Leiden time. He was documented as a painter in Haarlem since 1631, in 1645 he joined the local painter's guild. In his later ouevre P. developed great skill in the depiction of metal vessels which often figure in his paintings.

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Willem de Poorter: Allegory of Vanity


Willem de Poorter (Haarlem 1608 - wohl um 1660)

Allegory of Vanity

Lot-No. 15

Proceeds : 21.500 €

Print

Ca. 1650, oil/wood, 59 x 47 cm, r. monogr. W. D. P., on the reverse exhibition label of the Royal Academy London as well as collector's label of E. L. Paget, min. retouchings. - Besides the jewelry and the silver vessels as symbols of volatile earthly riches a skull originally held by the men - and later overpainted with a silver box - was the most telling emblem of vanity. - Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts, London, Exhibtion of 17th cent. European Arts, 1938, no. 148. - Literature: The painting is published with ill.: W. Sumowski: Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, Vol. 4, p. 2413, no. 1639. - Provenance: E. L. Paget collection, London, 1938; Christie's London, 24.5.1957, lot no. 50; Gallery Alfred Brod, London, 1957; private collection Lower Saxony, Germany. - Dutch history and figure painter. By style and repertoire of his early works P. was a pupil of Rembrandt during his Leiden time. He was documented as a painter in Haarlem since 1631, in 1645 he joined the local painter's guild. In his later ouevre P. developed great skill in the depiction of metal vessels which often figure in his paintings.

Allegory of Vanity