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Jacob van Swanenburg (1571 - 1638)

Lot 8: Attributed to Jacob Isaaczs. van Swanenburg (Leiden 1571-1638 Utrecht)

Christie's

April 30, 2010
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Attributed to Jacob Isaaczs. van Swanenburg (Leiden 1571-1638 Utrecht)
The Harrowing of Hell
oil on copper
12 5/8 x 17¾ in. (32.2 x 45.1 cm.)

Provenance

Bartolomé March Servera (1917-1998), financier and philanthropist, at the Palau March, Mallorca, and by descent to
Manolo March, Son Galcerán, Mallorca.

Notes

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
We are grateful to drs. Luuk Pijl for proposing an attribution to Jacob Isaacsz. van Swanenburg, Rembrandt's first teacher in Leiden. It is of interest that this depiction of Christ rescuing the souls of the righteous from Limbo (at lower left) abounds in references to the Four Elements and to alchemical transmutation.

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