Lot 1523: Attributed to Dirck Van Baburen (1570-1624) Hurdy gurdy player entertaining a merchant 18 x 14.5in.
December 1, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Attributed to Dirck Van Baburen (1570-1624)
oil on wooden panel
Hurdy gurdy player entertaining a merchant
18 x 14.5in.
Oil on wooden panel with elaborate later reinforcement to the back, paint is dark and dirty with a number of fine cracks most notably a diagonal crack running from near the lower left corner upwards to the gentleman's arm, other less obvious surface cracks scattered throughout along with smaller chips and scratches, a fine but stable craquelure running through most of the work, housed in an old ebonised and gilt beaded frame which is equally tatty, attribution plaque on the frame, no further provenance known, come for sale from a private collection.
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Notes: Van Baburen - Purchased Bonhams March 1968, Lot 173