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Lot 47: Nicolaas Verkolje , Delft 1673 - 1746 Amsterdam Dido and Aeneas oil on panel

Est: $1,673 USD - $1,746 USD
Sotheby'sJune 05, 2008New York, NY, US

Item Overview


oil on panel


measurements note 23 3/4 by 31 1/8 in.; 60.3 by 79 cm.

Artist or Maker


Dido and Aeneas appears to be a smaller variant in reverse of Nicolaas Verkolje's painting of the same subject in The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California (inv. no. 71.PA.66). Both the present picture and the Getty version reveal the strong influence that Gérard de Lairesse and Adriaen van der Werff had on Verkolje's style. In fact, the Getty painting was, until the museum purchased the picture in 1971(London, Sotheby's, December 8, 1971, lot 93) considered to be by de Lairesse.υ1 1. See, A. Roy, Gérard de Lairesse (1640-1711), Paris 1992, pp. 501-502, cat. no. P.R. 30, p. 502, reproduced. Roy, however, mistakenly writes that the Getty has attributed Dido and Aeneas to Jan Verkolje; the picture has actually been given to Nicolaas, Jan's son.

Auction Details

Old Master Paintings

June 05, 2008, 12:00 PM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US