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Lot 129: An Allegory of Time releasing Faith

Est: €25,000 EUR - €35,000 EUR
Christie'sMay 06, 2008Amsterdam, Netherlands

Item Overview


Jacob de Backer (Antwerp c. 1540/5-c. 1595) and Studio
An Allegory of Time releasing Faith
oil on panel
106.7 x 74.2 cm.

Artist or Maker


Meyer van den Broeck; Helbing, Munich, 16 May 1905, lot 59.


Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
An engraving by Antonius Wierix II after a design by Jacob de Backer shows the same allegorical figure but without 'Time' (see Hollstein, LXVI, pp. 48-9, no. 1707).

Auction Details

Old Master Pictures

May 06, 2008, 12:00 PM EST

Cornelis Schuytstraat 57, Amsterdam, 1071 JG, NL