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Attributed to Balthasar van Lemens (Flemish, 1637-1704) Portrait Head of a Gentleman with an Earring, Against a Green Background

$2,625$2,100
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3407T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: July 20, 2020 12:00PM

Description:

Attributed to Balthasar van Lemens (Flemish, 1637-1704)

Portrait Head of a Gentleman with an Earring, Against a Green Background
Unsigned, attributed to Balthasar van Lemens on two gummed labels affixed to the stretcher and on a copper tag affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 15 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (39.0 x 31.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, craquelure, varnish discoloration.

N.B. Balthasar van Lemens was born in Antwerp but was active in England. Noted for his historical works, little is known of his portraiture. The intimate feel of the painting at hand suggests a possible self-portrait.


Provenance: The estate of George Way.
Estimate $500-700

Framed dimensions are 20 x 17 x 1 1/4 inches.


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Keywords

George Way, Balthasar van Lemens, United Kingdom, N.B. Balthasar van Lemens, Antwerp