Lot No. 529


The Master of the Fertility of the Egg


(Brescia, active 17th Century)
Animals and stylised figures,
oil on canvas, 87 x 119 cm, framed

Provenance:
sale, Christie’s, New York, 11 May 1994, lot 41 (as Attributed to Faustino Bocchi);

where acquired by the present owner

The present painting by the Master of the Fertility of the Egg represents a series of caricatured dwarfs and animals, each seemingly involved in equal roles as they intently enact various frenetic activities. Cats, frogs, cocks, turkeys, geese, owls and other creatures are all dressed up: these figures belong to the artist’s rich repertoire and they are tasked and entrusted with revealing the futile absurdity of human behaviour.

The Master of the Fertility of the Egg introduced certain Flemish subjects to Brescia. As in the previous lot, the present painting is also characterised by a multitude of figures positioned against a dark background.

30.04.2019 - 17:00

Realized price: **
EUR 62,800.-
Estimate:
EUR 20,000.- to EUR 30,000.-

The Master of the Fertility of the Egg


(Brescia, active 17th Century)
Animals and stylised figures,
oil on canvas, 87 x 119 cm, framed

Provenance:
sale, Christie’s, New York, 11 May 1994, lot 41 (as Attributed to Faustino Bocchi);

where acquired by the present owner

The present painting by the Master of the Fertility of the Egg represents a series of caricatured dwarfs and animals, each seemingly involved in equal roles as they intently enact various frenetic activities. Cats, frogs, cocks, turkeys, geese, owls and other creatures are all dressed up: these figures belong to the artist’s rich repertoire and they are tasked and entrusted with revealing the futile absurdity of human behaviour.

The Master of the Fertility of the Egg introduced certain Flemish subjects to Brescia. As in the previous lot, the present painting is also characterised by a multitude of figures positioned against a dark background.


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Auction: Old Master Paintings
Date: 30.04.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 20.04. - 30.04.2019


** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes

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