Attributed to Jan Wildens (Antwerp 1586-1653) Winter: a landscape with elegant figures skating and boys fighting with snowballs in the foreground, beside a village and a view of Antwerp in the distance beyond

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Lot 16TP
Attributed to Jan Wildens
(Antwerp 1586-1653)
Winter: a landscape with elegant figures skating and boys fighting with snowballs in the foreground, beside a village and a view of Antwerp in the distance beyond

Sold for £ 62,562 (US$ 78,212) inc. premium
Attributed to Jan Wildens (Antwerp 1586-1653)
Winter: a landscape with elegant figures skating and boys fighting with snowballs in the foreground, beside a village and a view of Antwerp in the distance beyond
oil on canvas
99.6 x 148.9cm (39 3/16 x 58 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Acquired in Brussels circa 1958 by the current owner's parents and thence by descent

    The present composition is related broadly, in reverse, to the composition which can be found in an engraving by Hendrick Hondius after Jan Wildens, dated 1614 and entitled 'JANUARIUS' (fig. 1). The city of Antwerp can be seen in the background. A further related canvas with numerous differences from the engraving by Jan Wildens, 53.3 x 34.1 cm., is in the Musei di Strada Nuova, Genoa.
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Attributed to Jan Wildens (Antwerp 1586-1653) Winter: a landscape with elegant figures skating and boys fighting with snowballs in the foreground, beside a village and a view of Antwerp in the distance beyond
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