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Frans Wouters


Frans Wouters - Obrazy starých mistr?

(Lier 1612–1659 Antwerp)
Venus and Adonis with dancing children,
oil on canvas, 49.5 x 69.5 cm, framed

We are grateful to Dr Jan Kosten from RKD, The Hague, who confirmed the painting as an original work by Frans Wouters. The present painting can be considered exemplary of the artist’s work. It illustrates Wouters’ ability to translate the monumentally baroque style of his teacher Rubens into the small format of cabinet paintings, for which he was much admired already during his life. After his spell under Rubens, Wouters became master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp in 1635. During the 1630s he was active at the courts in Vienna, where he was appointed a court painter to Emperor Ferdinand II, and in London. Around 1648 he became a court painter for the Governor Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in Brussels. The works of this last period reveal the increased influence of Anthony van Dyck. Wouters collaborated with Jan Brueghel the Elder and Rubens and was one of the most important cabinet painters in Antwerp. A larger copy of the present painting exists, which is also attributed to Wouters (private collection, The Hague). Whilst the latter reproduces the pictorial composition with great precision, the present painting appears more ambitious and of higher quality in its details. The strong hues of the colouring used here also match the characteristic painting style of Frans Wouters.

Expert: Dr. Alexander Strasoldo Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
+43-1-515 60-556

alexander.strasoldo@dorotheum.at

15.10.2013 - 18:00

Odhadní cena:
EUR 10.000,- do EUR 15.000,-

Frans Wouters


(Lier 1612–1659 Antwerp)
Venus and Adonis with dancing children,
oil on canvas, 49.5 x 69.5 cm, framed

We are grateful to Dr Jan Kosten from RKD, The Hague, who confirmed the painting as an original work by Frans Wouters. The present painting can be considered exemplary of the artist’s work. It illustrates Wouters’ ability to translate the monumentally baroque style of his teacher Rubens into the small format of cabinet paintings, for which he was much admired already during his life. After his spell under Rubens, Wouters became master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp in 1635. During the 1630s he was active at the courts in Vienna, where he was appointed a court painter to Emperor Ferdinand II, and in London. Around 1648 he became a court painter for the Governor Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in Brussels. The works of this last period reveal the increased influence of Anthony van Dyck. Wouters collaborated with Jan Brueghel the Elder and Rubens and was one of the most important cabinet painters in Antwerp. A larger copy of the present painting exists, which is also attributed to Wouters (private collection, The Hague). Whilst the latter reproduces the pictorial composition with great precision, the present painting appears more ambitious and of higher quality in its details. The strong hues of the colouring used here also match the characteristic painting style of Frans Wouters.

Expert: Dr. Alexander Strasoldo Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
+43-1-515 60-556

alexander.strasoldo@dorotheum.at


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+43 1 515 60 403
Aukce: Obrazy starých mistr?
Datum: 15.10.2013 - 18:00
Místo konání aukce: Vídeň | Palais Dorotheum
Prohlídka: 05.10. - 15.10.2013