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Claes Jansz. van der Willigen (1630 - 1676)

Lot 7: Claes Jansz. van der Willigen (circa 1630-1676)

Christie's

November 10, 1997
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Aeneas and his family fleeing burning Troy; and Lot and his daughters, the burning cities of Sodom and Gomorrah beyond the first signed lower left vWillige ; the second signed lower right cVWillige oil on panel a pair 30.6 x 37.9 cm and smaller (2) NOTES As pointed out by Liesbeth van der Zeeuw, Rotterdamse Meesters uit de Gouden Eeuw, exhibition catalogue, 1994, p.310, the artist specialised in landscapes and burning sites. He treated burning Troy at least four times. Compare the picture in the Sandegren Collection, Malm”, 1949 (L. van der Zeeuw, loc. cit., with ill.).

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November 10, 1997, 12:00 AM EST

Amsterdam, Netherlands