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Lot 130: The Fall of Man

Est: €15,000 EUR - €20,000 EURSold:
Christie'sMay 06, 2008Amsterdam, Netherlands

Item Overview

Description

Circle of Jacob de Backer (Antwerp c. 1540/5- c. 1595)
The Fall of Man
inscribed 'ILLUSUS BLANDO DIRI SERMONE COLVBRIS HVMANU PRMVS PERDIS ADAME GENVS.' (lower edge)
oil on panel
106.8 x 73.8 cm.

Artist or Maker

Provenance

Baron von Silivini, until circa 1948, as Cornelis van Haarlem.

Notes

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.
The composition is partly based on an engraving by Agostino Carracci (see D. DeGrazia Bohlin, Prints and related drawings by the Carracci family: A Catalogue Raisonné, Washington, 1979, pp. 110-1, no. 25).
However, the appearance of the skeleton comes from the Northern iconographic tradition, and can be found in prints by artists such as Hans Sebald Beham.

Auction Details

Old Master Pictures

by
Christie's
May 06, 2008, 12:00 PM EST

Cornelis Schuytstraat 57, Amsterdam, 1071 JG, NL