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).
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