20 - 21 November 2013
Marten van Cleve (Antwerp 1527-1581)
The Blessing of the Bridal Bed
oil on panel
26.8 x 36.9 cm.
with Prof. J. Singer, Prague, 1938.
Collection Parys, Brussels, after 1938.
with Robert Finck, Brussels, after 1978.
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G. Marlier, Pierre Brueghel le Jeune, Brussels, 1969, p. 347, as Pieter Brueghel II.
K. Ertz, Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere (1564-1637/38), II, Lingen 2000, p. 737, no. F1018 as doubtful Pieter Brueghel II.
An identical version by Van Cleve was recently sold, as part of a set of four, Christie's, London, 6 July 2010, lot 12 (£ 301.250).
Jean Bonna discusses his collection of Old Master and 19th-century drawings being offered at Christie's in London
These tiny works of art were made by some of the greatest artists of their day. Illustrated with lots offered in London on 22 May